Friday, December 23, 2005


BAGHDAD, Iraq ©¤ Three terrorists were captured as they were caught emplacing a hoax roadside bomb in east Baghdad Dec. 21.

At about 6 p.m., a patrol from 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry observed a civilian vehicle dropping cement blocks in the median of a major thoroughfare. The patrol intercepted the suspicious vehicle and detained three suspected terrorists.

Additional elements of 3-7 CAV secured the site surrounding the suspicious items and an explosive ordnance disposal team investigated the objects and found them to be hoax roadside bombs.

¡°These suspected terrorists were not placing cement blocks in the road for any other reason than to terrorize and intimidate the population. They are currently being detained at a military detention facility,¡± said Maj. Paul Reese, operations officer for 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.

¡°Anyone found guilty of emplacing a hoax roadside bomb is a terrorist ¨C make no mistake about it; the good people of Iraq are disgusted by these types of games.¡±

Hoax roadside bombs are commonly used by terrorists to check how Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces will react.

The lull in violence is over:

Iraqi troops and civilians attacked.

One Soldier Killed by IED

Two soldiers killed, rocket factory discovered


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