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Release A051118i

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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Cutlines for attached photos Dateline for all KHANAQIN, Iraq --

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Local nationals prepare to clean up the damage from a suicde bomb explosion Friday morning at the Khanaqin Grand Mosque in Khanaqin, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shisler Nov. 18, 2005)

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A member of the local Iraqi security forces walks through the rubble left from a suicide car bomber explosion Friday morning at the Khanaqin Grand Mosque in Khanaqin, Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shisler Nov. 18, 2005)

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A crowd gathers outside the Khanaqin Grand Mosque in Khanaqin, Iraq, November 18, following the deadly suicide bombing. (U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shisler Nov. 18, 2005)

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Local nationals search for victims in the Shiite Sheik Murad mosque in downtown Khanaqin after a suicide bomber detonated explosives November 18. (U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shisler Nov. 18, 2005)

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Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers listen as Iraqi officials discuss the damage from the suicide bomb explosion at the Shiite Sheik Murad mosque in downtown Khanaqin while local citizens search for victims in the rubble.(U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shisler Nov. 18, 2005)

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Local nationals search for victims in the Shiite Sheik Murad mosque in downtown Khanaqin after a suicide bomber detonated explosives early November 18. (U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shisler Nov. 18, 2005)

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Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers arrive at the scene of the deadly suicide bombing November 18 at the Sheik Murad Mosque in downtown Khanaqin, Iraq. U.S. Soldiers provided security and medical assistance to the Iraqi authorities. (U.S. Army photo by 1Lt. Ray Shilser Nov. 18, 2005)

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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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