Bomb Wounds Two; Eight Suspected
Two Task Force
Baghdad soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device
detonated in northern Baghdad, Iraq, Monday.
were taken to a military medical facility. No report was available
on their condition.
Infantry Division soldiers captured five people in a raid near
Duluiyah. One detainee was turned over to Iraqi police, and four
were taken to Multinational Force Iraq detention facilities for
questioning. A rocket-propelled grenade, four AK-47 assault rifles,
four AK-47 magazines, a Russian night-vision device, and a bayonet
were confiscated in the raid.
On Jan. 2,
multinational forces detained one suspected insurgent following
a rocket attack on a multinational base near Balad. The individual
was detained during a search of a house near the point where the
rocket fire originated. The detainee was taken to a Multinational
Force detention facility for explosives- residue testing.
Also on Jan.
2, in northern Iraq, multinational forces from 1st Brigade, 25th
Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained two
people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities.
from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon-and-
search operation in western Mosul and detained two members of
an insurgent cell there. The suspects are in custody undergoing
questioning. No injuries to multinational forces were reported
during the operation.
in Iraq, Iraqi police officers thwarted another attack on Iraqi
security forces near Tal Afar. Officers manning a police outpost
near an Iraqi army compound west of Mosul exchanged small-arms
fire with insurgents on Jan. 2. Police wounded two of the suspects,
causing the remaining attackers to retreat.
10, Iraqi police have thwarted more than a dozen insurgent attacks.
On New Year’s
Day, members of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment from the
1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team uncovered a significant
weapons cache in Salman Pak, a small town roughly 12 miles south
a local resident’s tip, the troops went to a house and searched
the back yard. The search turned up numerous rockets, mortars,
rocket-propelled grenades, RPG launchers, hand grenades, plastic
explosives, fuses, body armor, and nuclear, biological and chemical
of the home were not present when the cache was found. The soldiers
confiscated all the materials and destroyed them at a separate