3rd ID soldiers foil attack, recover weapons, IEDs
Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division foiled a “drive-by” attack, killing two suspected insurgents and seizing a small arsenal of weapons.
Members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team were on patrol in the Ad Dawr area of Iraq when a civilian vehicle approached their position, and men inside the car began shooting at the soldiers. The soldiers returned fire, killed both the vehicles’ occupants and disabling the car.
When they searched the car, the soldiers found several weapons: two roadside bombs ready to be put into place, 10 mortar rounds, four assault rifles with 1,000 rounds of ammunition, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher with four rockets, a machine gun, three pistols and two hand grenades.