Wednesday, December 31, 2003

IED Blast

Today, at approximately 2200 hours or 10pm. An IED (Improvised Explosive Device) exploded outside our perimeter wall. The explosion was really loud and rattled the windows. It made me jump good too. Over the radio they reported 2 soldiers were wounded, they gave no further detail than that. Also, they said it was a Calvery unit that got hit. For awhile we haven't had an incident like this in long time.

We've found IEDs before, alot thanks to local Iraqis reporting them. Though, there was one Iraqi that kept reporting IEDs and asking for a reward. So, we used this chemical detection stuff to make sure he wasn't handling any explosives. We think he was just trying to make money by planting and reporting IEDs. Anyway, we do get alot of help from locals on IEDs that they spot. Other times, we spot them as well. This just somehow unfortunately slipped through our nets.