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Release A051012a

U.S. Soldiers stop kidnapper dead in his tracks

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After a car chase and gunfight, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers rescued a kidnap victim and killed one of the abductors around noon Oct. 11.

Acting on a tip about the kidnapping of a middle-age Iraqi man, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment planned a hasty attack in order to kill or capture the kidnappers. Within minutes, they identified the kidnappers’ vehicle and began a seven-kilometer chase that ended in west Baghdad.

The U.S. Soldiers were engaged with small-arms fire but managed to safely rescue the kidnap victim. During the exchange of gunfire, the 1/11th ACR Soldiers wounded one assailant, who was taken to the Abu Ghraib Prison Hospital where he later died.

The other kidnapper is currently in the custody of the Iraqi Police.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL



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