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Two Iraqi civilians Killed After Trying to Drive Through Military Patrol

Mosul, Iraq -
Two Iraqi civilians were killed when the vehicle they were driving tried to speed through a Multi-National Force patrol Tuesday in northern Iraq.

Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron 14th Calvary Regiment tried to halt the vehicle in Tal Afar. The Soldiers used hand signals and shot to disable the vehicle before shooting at the vehicle and killing the driver and the front seat passenger. There were six uninjured children in the rear seats of the vehicle.

Military Officials extend their condolences for this unfortunate incident.

Due to the threat car bombs present to Iraqi Security Forces, Multi-National Forces, and the people of Iraq, the military must take appropriate action against possible threats. Since Jan. 1 at least five moving car bombs have detonated on ISF and MNF patrols and checkpoints.

Multi-National Forces have previously warned civilians to obey all signals given by military troops and all signs directing them how to react to checkpoints.

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