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Terrorist Killed, Reporter Shot in Wake of Mosul Suicide Bombing

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2005 Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) killed a terrorist and injured a reporter today during an incident in northeastern Mosul, Iraq, military officials reported.

A news release from Multinational Force Iraq said soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, killed a man waving an AK-47 rifle and inciting a crowd of civilians at the site of an earlier suicide bombing. “During the engagement an individual appearing to have a weapon was standing near the terrorist and was shot and injured. This individual turned out to be a reporter who was pointing a video camera,” the news release reported.

The reporter was taken to a military hospital for treatment with minor wounds and is expected to recover, the news release said, calling the incident a “complex and volatile situation.” The incident is under investigation.

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