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Coalition raid nets 3 suspected of Kirkuk rocket attack

TIKRIT, Iraq - Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained three Iraqis suspected of a rocket attack on a Coalition Forces base during a raid in Kirkuk about 1 a.m., March 22.

Multiple rocket fuses and AK-47 assault weapons were confiscated in the raid. The rocket attack occurred March 21 in Kirkuk, causing no injuries or damage to equipment.

"Our Soldiers and Iraqi Security Force partners will respond quickly and decisively each and every time the criminals and terrorists in North Central Iraq attempt an attack," said Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, commander of the 42nd Infantry Division and Task Force Liberty. "Along with the support of the Iraqi people, the insurgents now understand that they have no future in Kirkuk Province or North Central Iraq."

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