Tuesday, May 01, 2007

U.S. forces find hidden bombs planted at rebuilt Iraqi school

A schoolgirl steps past a bloodied binder following a mortar attack on a Baghdad which killed seven children in January

U.S. soldiers in Baghdad have found and defused “numerous” improvised explosives planted in a school for girls that was set to reopen later this month, military officials said Monday.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division searched the school in Tarmiyah after “discovering a command wire leading from the school’s outer perimeter to one of the rooms” at the school, a news release read.

The Huda Girls’ School is located just north of Baghdad and was in the final stages of a reconstruction project led by the Tarmiyah government, officials said.

“This is the second time this month explosives have been found in the facility,” the release read.

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