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Task Force Olympia Soldier Dies from Injuries Following IED Attack

MOSUL, Iraq -
One Task Force Olympia Soldier died and four were wounded when their convoy was attacked with an improvised explosive device west of Mosul just after 9 a.m. April 20.

Originally, five Soldiers were wounded in the attack. Three of the Soldiers have been returned to duty, and the other two were transported to the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Mosul. One of the Soldiers later succumbed to wounds and died in the hospital.

The identity of the Soldier killed is withheld pending next of kin notification.

Additionally, several vehicles were damaged in the IED attack.

News reports by the Associated Press Television Network and other news agencies that two Soldiers died in the attack were false.


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