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Marines aiding in Iraqi investigation of Mahmudiyah Blast

Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq
- U.S. Marines and Iraqi police are investigating the cause of a large explosion south of Baghdad Wednesday December 22.

The blast, which occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Mahmudiyah, apparently involved a gasoline truck.

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is operating alongside Iraqi security forces in the area, has received no reports of casualties.
Release #0412023b

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