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Release A051118d

Task Force Soldiers respond to Khanaqin bombings

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division are assisting Iraqi security forces in response to twin bombings in Khanaqin, Iraq. More than 150 Iraqi civilians were killed or wounded in the terrorist attacks that destroyed two Shiite mosques during Friday prayer services, according to the unit’s latest report.

The medical evacuation of bombing victims was conducted by Iraqi authorities. U.S. forces have sent medical specialists and supplies to assist the Iraqis.

Iraqi explosive ordnance disposal teams searched the area for additional explosives. U.S. Soldiers assisted the local Iraqi forces by providing a security cordon around the area to allow emergency teams to work in safety.

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For more information, please contact the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION Public Affairs Office at EDWARD.LOOMIS@US.ARMY.MIL



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