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Two Separate Attacks Lead to Death of Three Insurgents

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), were attacked in two separate incidents by anti-Iraqi insurgents that left three insurgents dead, one wounded and another detained yesterday in northern Iraq.

Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, were patrolling in western Mosul when their convoy was attacked by anti-Iraqi insurgents. The insurgents drove up to the convoy and began shooting. Two of the insurgents were wounded in the counter attack while the other fled. Soldiers of the 2-325th caught and detained the third person.

Both wounded insurgents were transported to a hospital, with one pronounced dead on arrival. The insurgents are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, were patrolling southwest of Mosul when their convoy was attacked by anti-Iraqi insurgents. As the insurgents approached the convoy with their vehicle, they began shooting. The 1-5th Soldiers returned fire killing both insurgents in the vehicle.

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