Iraqi Police, Task Force Baghdad
respond to car bombs
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Task Force Baghdad has determined the source of
two mid-morning explosions that killed dozens of Iraqi citizens April
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
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
Iraqi emergency responders are still on the scene and the incident is
For more information, contact the iraqi Ministry of Information.
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