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Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain suspected terrorist after mortar attack

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq -- A Task Force Liberty unit has detained an individual after an attack Sept. 29 in Balad.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team conducted three counter fire missions in response to a mortar attack around 6:50 p.m. and detained a suspect who ran from the scene to a nearby house.

An Iraqi citizen positively identified the detainee, who tested positive for explosives.

Terrorists attacked the city with three vehicle detonations and indirect fire.

Injured Iraqi’s were taken to Balad Hospital and a coalition forces base for treatment.

No coalition forces were injured in the attack.

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For more information, please contact the 42ND Infantry Division Public Affairs Office 42 ID PAO at fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.MIL.



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