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Iraqi Soldiers, Police Find Weapons Caches

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2006 – Iraqi soldiers and police captured numerous types of munitions in two caches Feb. 20.

Following a tip from a local resident, soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, found a weapons cache in an abandoned building in Baghdad's Adhamiya district, officials reported today. The cache included 97 sticks of TNT, three pre-assembled bombs, six blasting caps, and other miscellaneous items.

Elsewhere, Iraqi police discovered another weapons cache during a routine patrol of Samarra, one of four Islamic holy cities in Iraq and located about 78 miles north of Baghdad. The cache consisted of a 130 mm round, a 120 mm round, a battery, a timer, and a radiophone base station. An explosive ordnance team disposed of the cache.

(Compiled from Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq news releases.)

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