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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

July 13, 2005
Release Number: 05-07-08C



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


U.S. SOLDIER, IRAQI CHILDREN KILLED IN ATTACK

BAGHDAD — A Task Force Baghdad Soldier died July 13 from wounds sustained during a car-bomb attack at 10:50 a.m. in east Baghdad.

Three U.S. Soldiers were wounded in the attack, which also set a nearby house on fire.

A number of Iraqi children died in the explosion and other Iraqi civilians were wounded.

Iraqi Police and firefighters responded to the blaze and immediately began evacuating the wounded to nearby hospitals.

At least two critically wounded children were evacuated by U.S. forces to a U.S. Army hospital.

The Task Force Baghdad unit on the site reported that the vehicle, laden with explosives, drove up to a humvee before detonating. Many Iraqi civilians, mostly children, were around the humvee at the time of the blast.

The name of the deceased Soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident is under investigation.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT TASKFORCEBAGHDADPAO@ID3.ARMY.MIL.


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