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Release A051118c

Iraqi, U.S. forces respond to car bomb attack

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers responded to reports of two explosions in central Baghdad around 8:20 a.m. Nov. 18.

Initial reports indicate terrorists detonated two car bombs near the Al-Hamra Hotel on the Karradah Peninsula. One of the car bombs detonated against a wall and the second car bomb damaged an apartment complex near the hotel.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment responded to the site and requested support from the 92nd Engineer Battalion and the 36th Engineer Group to help in rescue efforts of Iraqi civilians trapped in the rubble.

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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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