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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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January 4, 2005
Release Number: 05-01-06C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



ONE 1ST ID SOLDIER KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK NEAR BALAD

TIKRIT, Iraq -- One 1st Infantry Division Soldier was killed and another was wounded when anti-Iraqi forces detonated an improvised explosive device near Balad on Jan. 4 at about 11:34 a.m.

The Soldiers were evacuated to a Multi-National Forces medical facility for treatment. The names of the Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The incident is under investigation.

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