Sunday, July 09, 2006

1 terrorist killed, 2 wounded trying to place an IED; CF find weapons cache
AL YUSUFIYAH, Iraq – One terrorist was killed and two were wounded when the improvised-explosive device they were trying to emplace detonated near Al Yusufiyah Wednesday afternoon.
Following a search of the area nearby, Iraqi army soldiers from 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, found the two wounded terrorists at a sheik’s house and offered to medically evacuate them to their patrol base.
One of the terrorists fled the scene.
Iraqi authorities detained the other wounded man after he was provided medical attention. Also detained were the sheik and his three sons, who were receiving suspicious phone calls.
While searching the house, Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, discovered a weapons cache consisting of five rocket-propelled grenade launchers, five anti-personnel mines, four RPG rounds, three 60mm mortar rounds and two cans of .50 caliber rounds.