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Iraqi Police Find Explosive Device; Suspected Terrorists Detained

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2006 – Iraqi police in Mosul discovered an improvised explosive device yesterday, officials announced today.

When an explosive ordnance detachment approached the IED to investigate, both the Iraqi police guarding it and the EOD were attacked by small-arms fire.

EOD destroyed the IED, and no injuries or damages were reported.

In other action, U.S. soldiers from Task Force Baghdad captured a suspected terrorist believed to be responsible for emplacing IEDs Jan. 6.

Later in the day, another U.S. patrol detained a suspected terrorist with a book that described how to attack American soldiers and justified collateral damage associated with attacking Americans.

(Based on news releases from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq.)

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