Friday, July 13, 2007

Factory raided where bombs were made to look like street curbs

Above: An assault team from the 25th Marine Regiment stages a raid on a possible bomb workshop in June.

American and Iraqi soldiers in Mosul have discovered a facility used to make roadside bombs shaped like street curbs.

The discovery gives some more insight into how far insurgents have gone to hide the explosives, which have been the leading cause of death and injuries for U.S. troops in Iraq...

Roadside bombs have been both buried under roadways and disguised to look like other common objects. Officials said the “curb bombs” were most likely to be command-detonated — that is, detonated by an observer, not by a pressure plate or triggering device that reacts to contact.

Read the rest at Stars and Stripes