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Car Bomb Attack Leads to the Capture of Terrorists

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Force Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) and Iraqi National Guard Soldiers worked together to capture terrorists responsible for carrying out a car bomb attack on an ING checkpoint on Jan. 5.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery responded and pursued a vehicle leaving the scene of the attack southwest of Mosul. Multi-National Forces detained 13 individuals and returned to offer medical aid to three wounded Iraqi guardsmen.

Following the car bomb, ING Soldiers conducted a cordon and search operation in a village adjacent to the checkpoint. Iraqi guardsmen detained another 23 suspects and also located two large caliber mortar rounds.

All of the detainees remain in custody.

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment also detained one individual on Jan. 6 after a roadside bomb detonated ahead of their convoy. The explosion occurred in Al Sinaa neighborhood of eastern Mosul. The insurgents attempted to flee after they saw the Stryker element approach. The squad captured one individual while two others fled on foot. The detainee remains in custody and no Soldiers were injured.

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