U.S. Soldiers kill terrorist planting bomb  

Blackanthem.com, BAGHDAD, Iraq, October 30, 2005


Task Force Baghdad Soldiers shot and killed a terrorist Oct. 29 as he tried to emplace an improvised explosive device in an Abu Ghraib neighborhood.

This individual is suspected to have emplaced and detonated other IEDs against Iraqi Army units in eastern Abu Ghraib.

The terrorist was observed by Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment as he rode up on a bicycle and emplaced what looked like a bag having suspicious wires coming out of it.

The Soldiers, determining the suspicious bag was an IED, shot and killed the individual.

The IED exploded moments after the terrorist was shot, but no damage or injuries were reported.

After sweeping the area, the Soldiers found another IED on the terrorist’s bicycle. An explosives disposal team later destroyed the bomb through a controlled detonation.


By Staff Sgt. John Rozean
1/10th Mountain Division PAO