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Iraqis Find Homemade Bomb, Enemy Munitions

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2008 – Iraqi forces found and neutralized a homemade bomb yesterday and uncovered an enemy munitions stockpile Dec. 28, military officials reported.

Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad's Mansour district found a bomb rigged from a gallon of homemade explosives, ball bearings and a cell phone initiator.

They notified U.S. soldiers, who responded to search for secondary devices. An Iraqi army explosives ordnance disposal team removed the bomb.

In the Jurf area Dec. 28, an Iraqi patrol reported to coalition forces the location of a cache consisting of 657 37 mm anti-armor munitions with cartridge cases. A U.S. explosive ordnance disposal team responded, cleared the area and disposed of the munitions in a controlled detonation.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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