National Assembly member's home attacked, eight dead
MOSUL, Iraq – A terrorist attack on an Iraqi Transitional National Assembly member’s house ended with eight people dead, two injured, and at least three terrorists injured in northern Iraq May 19.
The U.S. military is investigating an incident where in Multi-National Force Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment observed terrorists on a rooftop near the Assembly member’s home in northeastern Mosul. Terrorists began firing at a helicopter that had been called to investigate. The helicopter returned fire injuring three terrorists. Members of the Transitional National Assembly member’s personal security team were killed and injured in an exchange of gun fire that followed. The injured parties were taken to a local hospital.
This terrorist attack is another in a series that has targeted local and national Iraqi leaders, and people connected with those leaders. Terrorists continue to disregard the safety of those working to help make Iraq a free and secure nation.
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TEXT PROVIDED BY THE TASK FORCE FREEDOM, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-NORTHWEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LT. COL. ANDRE HANCE AT ANDRE.HANCE@MNBNW.IRAQ.ARMY.MIL.
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