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BAGHDAD — U.S. soldiers from the Baumholder, Germany-based 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, along with Iraqi police from the 2nd Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, arrested two suspected insurgents and uncovered what they believe is a car-bomb production site in Baghdad.

The 2-6 Infantry is assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while in Iraq. The discovery was made in Baya’a Car Market in the Rasheed district of Baghdad, U.S. officials said Thursday.

The raid was intended to “disrupt the production of [bombs] in the region, which is in an area historically high in the occurrence of terrorist attacks,” a U.S. military news release read.

“During the search of the market, the forces discovered a large cache that consisted of various bomb-making materials. Among the munitions and materials captured were 1,000 7.62 mm sniper rounds, 300 7.62 mm AK-47 rounds, 200 7.62 mm shell casings, 3.5 pounds of explosive compound, a rocket-propelled grenade, two 10-inch mortar rounds, two pipe bombs, a 75 mm rocket and various other bomb-making materials and gear.”


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