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Bulgarian Soldier killed in attack

- A 3rd Battle Group Bulgarian Soldier was killed by machine gun fire while on patrol about 60 kilometers southeast of Ad Diwanyah about 8 p.m., March 4.

Seriously wounded during the attack, the Soldier was treated by a doctor from the 3rd BG Quick Reaction Forces. The Soldier was evacuated to a Coalition Forces hospital in Ad Diwanyah city, but despite intensive medical care, the Soldier died at 9:15 p.m.

The Multinational Division Central-South commanding general has appointed a special commission in order to look into the circumstances of the attack.

The name of the Soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Office of Multi-National Division Central-South, at Thuraya 00 873 762 197 788 or e-mail

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