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Combined Operation Yields Weapons Cache, Detainees

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2006 – Iraqi army and coalition forces detained two suspected insurgents and captured a sizable cache Sept. 29 in a combined operation in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, south of Baqubah, military officials reported.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, and 1-68 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, made the find as part of ongoing operations in the town and surrounding villages.

The cache consisted of a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher, four RPG rounds, one sniper rifle, three hand grenades, seven AK-47 assault rifles, several rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and eight AK-47 magazines. The detainees were taken to the Iraqi army compound in Khan Bani Saad for further questioning.

This find is part of an ongoing operation led by Iraqi security forces in Kahn Bani Saad to disrupt insurgents and their activities, demonstrate the determination and fortitude of the Iraqi security forces in Diyala, and keep the community safe, officials said.

(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)

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