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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894


January 7, 2005
Release Number: 05-01-09C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



SEVEN TROOPS KILLED BY EXPLOSION IN BAGHDAD

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Seven Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed in northwestern Baghdad when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) at approximately 6 p.m. on Jan. 6.

The Soldiers were conducting a patrol in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when an IED detonated, killing all seven occupants.

The incident is under investigation and the names of casualties are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.



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