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Insurgent Killed, Captured; Caches Found in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed one insurgent, captured six suspects, and discovered weapons caches around Iraq over the past three days.

-- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division killed one insurgent and discovered five roadside bombs today in eastern Baghdad.

-- During operations near Ramadi, Iraq, 7th Iraqi Army division forces, with coalition advisors, yesterday captured two suspects believed responsible for kidnapping and murdering Iraqi policemen in the area.

-- 8th Iraqi Army division forces, with coalition advisors, captured a suspected improvised explosive device cell leader yesterday during operations in al Kut. The suspect allegedly facilitates IED attacks against Iraqi security and coalition forces in the Wasit province.

-- U.S. soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division's Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade, found three roadside bombs in eastern Baghdad on yesterday. The improvised explosive devices were detonated by an explosive ordnance detachment unit.

-- Iraqi Army soldiers arrested three men Dec. 16 in an improvised explosive device plot north of the Iraqi capital.

(Compiled from Multi-National Corps – Iraq sources.)

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