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Attack Kills Soldier, Wounds 2 Others in Iraq>

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2004 - One 16th Military Police Brigade soldier was killed and two others were wounded late Feb. 12 in an attack using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials in Baghdad, Iraq, announced today in a news release.

The wounded soldiers were evacuated to the 31st Combat Support Hospital for treatment. No information was provided on their condition. The soldiers' names are being withheld until their families are notified.

Other CJTF 7 news releases today reported Feb. 11 and 12 military activities in northern Iraq.

Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division -- the Stryker Brigade Combat Team -- detained people suspected of anti-coalition activities and recovered weapons and other explosives.

On Feb. 12, soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon-and-knock operation in Mosul, and detained one person suspected of involvement in planning attacks on coalition forces. Soldiers from the 503rd Military Police Battalion captured another.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, patrolling near Tall Afar found an 82 mm mortar Feb. 11.

Members of the Coalition for Iraqi Unity, a concerned citizens group, came to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, area of operations Feb. 12 and turned in 100 rocket-propelled-grenade warheads, six RPG boosters, 114 hand grenades, 134 60 mm rockets, three 57 mm rounds, 360 rounds of various calibers, 10 RPG sights and three sniper rifles.

The group has routinely turned in weapons and ammunition. For example, the previous day, Feb. 11, the Iraqi citizens turned in two RPG rockets, five RPG sights, nine hand grenades, 144 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, 3,008 rounds of other calibers and two sets of binoculars.

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