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Iraqi Police, Task Force Baghdad respond to car bombs

- Task Force Baghdad has determined the source of two mid-morning explosions that killed dozens of Iraqi citizens April 14.

According to units in the area, two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices detonated about 10 a.m. in the Karada district on the peninsula along the Tigris River.

An Iraqi Police source confirmed 11 local nationals were killed and 20 were wounded in the attack. One Iraqi Police officer was also wounded. The injured were taken to a local Iraqi hospital.

There were no reports of U.S. casualties or damaged equipment in the attack.

The blasts destroyed 15 local national vehicles.

Iraqi Police and emergency services quickly responded to the attack. Task Force Baghdad Soldiers provided additional support to include explosive ordnance disposal and air assets while police and Soldiers evacuated civilians and casualties from the area.

"This is another example of a senseless act of terrorism committed upon innocent civilians," said Lt. Col. Clifford Kent, Task Force Baghdad spokesperson.

Iraqi emergency responders are still on the scene and the incident is under investigation.

For more information, contact the iraqi Ministry of Information.
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