IEDs, weapons cache destroyed

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs
Courtesy Story

Date: 02.11.2008
Posted: 02.11.2008 17:01
News ID: 16251

By 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Four improvised explosive devices and a weapons cache consisting of various munitions were found and destroyed Feb. 10 in Arab Jabour.

Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, located the IEDs and cache while conducting operations southeast of their patrol base.

Each of the four IEDs, all pressure plate-initiated, consisted of two 57 mm projectiles. One of the IEDs also contained a 2-liter bottle of homemade explosives.

The weapons cache was found near the IEDs. The cache consisted of 100 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, one 9 mm semi-automatic rifle, one 9 mm pistol, one 57 mm projectile, three AK-47 magazines, one fragmentation grenade, one set of Iraqi body armor and miscellaneous fuses.

An explosive ordnance disposal team was called in to investigate and disposed of the IEDS and caches via a controlled detonation.