Acting on intelligence reports, Iraqi Security and Coalition forces initiated a combined operation to search for weapons caches at a psychiatric hospital in eastern Baghdad April 24.
Officials from 8th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, took the lead as Multi-National Division â€“ Baghdad Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, set an outer cordon for the operation at a psychiatric hospital in the Ubaydi neighborhood of the New Baghdad district.
The NP found nothing significant to report at the hospital; however, while searching the neighborhood, they did recover three rocket rails.
During the joint operation, the NP and U.S. Soldiers were attacked by four improvised explosive devices, two mortar attacks; they recovered two IEDs and were involved in four small-arms fire engagements.
Iraqi Security and Coalition forces killed an IED triggerman at 2:40 p.m.
Also, an air weapons team killed three Special Groups criminals when they attacked the patrol at 10:30 a.m.
Six NPs were wounded and no U.S. Soldiers were seriously injured in the operation.