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U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Detain Suspect, Seize Explosives

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2009 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers detained a criminal suspect and seized a large cache of illegal explosives in separate incidents this week in northwestern Baghdad, military officials reported.

U.S. soldiers accompanied Iraqi soldiers March 8 as they detained a suspect with a warrant in the Kadamiyah district. They seized firearms, a computer, several cell phones and other materials during the arrest.

U.S. and Iraqi soldiers seized a weapons cache yesterday in the Ghazaliyah neighborhood. The cache consisted of 75 bags of homemade explosives.

An Iraqi ordnance disposal team recovered the items for analysis, and later destroyed them.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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