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US finds 310 suicide vests in Baghdad

US Marines have found more than 300 vests fitted for use by suicide bombers, the US Central Command said at its forward command HQs.

world Updated: Apr 13, 2003 12:03 IST

US Marines have found more than 300 vests fitted for use by suicide bombers, the US Central Command said at its forward command headquarters in Qatar.

"US Marines discovered 310 suicide bomber vests at an unspecified location in Baghdad on Friday," it said in a statement.

Centcom said 160 of the vests contained ball bearings and were "engineered with explosives".

"The coalition remains committed to rid Iraq of the regime's terrorist activities and brutal practices," it said.

First Published: Apr 13, 2003 11:48 IST