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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.


For more information please visit www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil, or e-mail AlvarezSJ@mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil


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