Friday, September 07, 2007

Vehicle-borne explosives fail to cause injury, damage

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) PAO
Multi-National Division – Center

BAGHDAD — A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near a traffic overpass southwest of Baghdad Sept. 4, but failed to cause any damage.
Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, were manning a security checkpoint near the overpass on a major Iraqi highway when the bomb-laden truck was spotted.
The vehicle exploded while still too distant to cause any harm.
Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, and 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), out of Fort Drum, N.Y., responded and assessed the destroyed vehicle but could not determine whether or not the driver remained in the vehicle.
In addition to the explosives that detonated, the vehicle contained a 120mm and a 155mm mortar round that had not exploded. An explosive ordnance disposal team was summoned to destroy the remaining explosives.

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