Citizen Tip Leads Soldiers to Uncover Weapons Cache

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CENTCOM) — Soldiers from Multi-National Division- Baghdad uncovered three weapons caches in three separate events around the city of Baghdad.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, received a tip from a local resident that led them to a terrorist safe house east of Baghdad.

The Soldiers conducted a cordon and search, resulting in the capture of six suspected terrorists, five AK-47 rifles, 15 AK-47 magazines, 400 AK-47 rounds of ammunition, knives, grenades, 23 propaganda discs and various bomb-making equipment.

Later that same day, at 6:36 p.m., Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a small cache in northern Baghdad.

The cache consisted of two 122 mm rounds and four 130 mm artillery rounds.

West of Baghdad, the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, located a cache at 7:10 p.m., consisting of 35 pounds of C-4 explosives, two grenades, an unknown amount of dynamite and blasting caps.

The incidents are under investigation.