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Soldier Killed by Anti-Coalition Gunmen

One Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed and another wounded when their patrol came under small-arms fire in east Baghdad April 27.

The Soldier died after being hit with an initial burst of gunfire that erupted from the second floor of a building. Another Soldier was wounded slightly in the incident.

The patrol immediately established a cordon of the building, and searched the premises, detaining 12 Iraqis.

The wounded Soldier received treatment and was returned to duty. The name of the Soldier killed is being withheld pending the next-of-kin notification.

The incident is under investigation.


Release #040427c

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