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May 10, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-17


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TERRORIST ATTACK WOUNDS DETAINEES SLATED FOR RELEASE

AR RAMADI, Iraq - Several Iraqi detainees slated for release were wounded today when their transportation convoy was attacked with an improvised explosive device near Habbiniyah at about 3 p.m. May 8.

Soldiers assigned to the 1st Marine Division were transporting the detainees from Camp Ramadi's detention facility to Camp Habbiniyah when they were attacked.

Seven Iraqis were wounded in the explosion and were quickly treated by the soldiers on the scene. The soldiers located the attackers and engaged them, killing one and detaining another.

Initial reports indicate the Iraqis suffered multiple shrapnel wounds. They were all evacuated to Camp Taqqadum where military medical personnel treated them.

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