Iraqi police, coalition forces help
defend ambushed patrol
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A small arms attack March 7 on an Iraqi
logistics convoy and the coalition patrol escorting it brought help
from both Iraqi police units in the area and a quick-reaction force
unit from the 3rd Infantry Division.
Three attackers were killed in the defense of the convoy and three
vehicles confiscated, according to Multi-National Forces reports.
Inside the vehicles, Soldiers and Iraqi police found several weapons
and munitions - including nine mortar rounds, a mortar launching
tube, seven rocket-propelled grenades and two launchers, a hand
grenade, several hundred rounds of ammunition and a bayonet.
Officials described the joint response as an example of the mutual
support between Iraqi and coalition forces.
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