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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

September 6, 2004
Release Number: 04-09-01C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



TWO DEAD IN MORTAR ATTACK

Lsa Anaconda, Balad, Iraq - Two 13th COSCOM Soldiers are dead and 16 are injured as the result of a mortar attack on a multi-national force base near Baghdad around 6 p.m. September 5.

Eight of the injured were evacuated by air to the 31st Combat Support Hospital (Baghdad) where the two later died of their injuries.

The remaining 10 injured were evacuated by ground ambulance to multi-national force medical facilities.

One Soldier is listed in critical condition, four of the injured have returned to duty.

Names of the dead are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

The attack is under investigation.


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