News: Weapon cache found near Karbala
4th BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Iraqi army soldiers found a weapon cache and detained one suspect during a raid near Karbala, Iraq, Feb. 18.
The Quick Reaction Force platoon from 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi army division, conducted a raid based on information turned in by an Iraqi soldier.
The raid unearthed a cache containing 18 grenades, five rocket-propelled grenade rounds, one AK-47, four bags of TNT, one homemade grenade, one large metal container with fuses installed and one bottle of poison.
"The success of this raid is credited to local citizens coming forward and providing information," said Lt. Col. Eric Roberts, team chief for Military Transition Team 840. "This is just another example of the confidence that local citizens have in the Karbala Iraqi security forces. The 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi army division, working in coordination with their Karbala Iraqi police brothers, continues to achieve great success in the Province."