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One terrorist killed, reporter injured during attack


MOSUL, Iraq
- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) killed one terrorist and injured a reporter during an incident in northern Iraq April 5.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment engaged and killed one terrorist at the site of an earlier suicide bombing in northeastern Mosul. The terrorist was waving an AK-47 and inciting a crowd of civilians. 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 reporter was taken to a military hospital for treatment with minor wounds, and is expected to recover.

Regretfully the reporter was injured during the complex and volatile situation. The incident is under investigation.

TEXT PROVIDED BY THE TASK FORCE FREEDOM, MULTINATIONAL BRIGADE-NORTHWEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LT. COL. ANDRE HANCE AT ANDRE.HANCE@MNBNW.IRAQ.ARMY.MIL


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