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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

July 9, 2004
Release Number: 04-07-09C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS KILLED IN ATTACK, OTHERS WOUNDED

TIKRIT, Iraq - Five 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and two Iraqi National Guard Soldiers were killed, and 20 1st ID Soldiers and four ING Soldiers were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces attacked the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Samarra on July 8 at about 10:30 a.m.

1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment radar acquired a point of origin for the attack and fired counter mortars in response.

1st Infantry Division Soldiers and Iraqi Security Forces conducted patrols to secure the city of Samarra from further attacks by anti-Iraqi forces.

The wounded Soldiers were evacuated to a Multi-National Force medical facility for treatment.

The names of the deceased Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of the next-of-kin.

For more information, please contact 1ID PAO at firstid.pao@us.army.mil.

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