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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

March 10, 2004
Release Number: 04-03-28


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MORTAR ROUND STRIKES HOUSE IN EJBA

MOSUL, IRAQ - A mortar round from elements of Task Force Olympia struck a building in the southeast side of Ejba, killing one citizen and injuring another Monday.

Task Force Olympia offers its condolences to the family of those affected by this incident.

Third Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division was conducting a mission against hostile forces in the area when one round fell short of its intended target. Soldiers were immediately dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, coalition forces determined that the casualties had been transported to the Qarrayah medical clinic for treatment.

Medical personnel from Task Force Olympia immediately flew to the clinic to provide additional support to the casualties. In coordination with civil military officials and local leaders in the community, the citizen was treated for injuries.

Task Force Olympia officials will meet Tuesday with the family and local leaders to discuss the incident, which is under investigation.

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