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NEWS | Feb. 28, 2008

IP find more than 500 munitions in cache

By None , 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office

Iraqi police manning a checkpoint near Jurf as Sakhr, Iraq, discovered a large munitions cache approximately 250 meters from the checkpoint, Feb. 22. Included in the cache were 240 60 mm mortars, 189 100 mm mortars, 107 fuses, three 82 mm rockets and two 88 mm mortars.
Iraqi police manning a checkpoint near Jurf as Sakhr, Iraq, discovered a large munitions cache Feb. 22. (U.S. Army photo)

FOB KALSU, Iraq (Feb. 26, 2008) — Iraqi police manning a checkpoint near Jurf as Sakhr, Iraq, discovered a large weapons cache with more than 500 munitions, Feb. 22.

The cache contained 240 60mm mortars, 189 100mm mortars, 107 fuses, three 82mm rockets and two 88mm mortars.

The IPs spotted three masked individuals digging approximately 250 meters from the checkpoint. The policemen yelled at men and moved toward the location. By the time they arrived at the site, the individuals had fled. Further investigation yielded discovery of three cache sites.

Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company A, and an explosive ordnance disposal team worked with the IPs to prepare the site for disposal. After the initial blast, about 60 more rounds of miscellaneous ordnance were unearthed.