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BAGHDAD -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers, acting on a tip from an Iraqi citizen, seized a large weapons cache in west Baghdad Oct. 16.
After receiving the tip, Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team went to the location the citizen described and detained three suspects at the cache site.
When the Soldiers searched the area, they found a weapons cache consisting of 103 high-explosive rounds, 151 mortar rounds, six mortar tubes, 31 mortar fuses, five mortar base plates, two mortar tripods and a mortar sighting device.
The cache also contained two anti-tank weapons, an anti-aircraft machine gun, 10 sticks of dynamite, 19 rocket-propelled grenades, six hand grenades and various bomb-making materials. Additionally, Soldiers found one machine gun with a bipod mounting device, four rifles, sniper scopes, a silencer and 8,000 rounds of ammunition.
The unit secured the cache site and continued searching for more weapons. The three suspects were taken into custody for questioning.
Date Posted:10.20.2005 17:38