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