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Hunting for Terrorists: Roadside Bomb Strikes MND-B Patrol

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Sunday, 24 December 2006
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20061224-05
Dec. 24, 2006

Hunting for Terrorists
Roadside Bomb Strikes MND-B Patrol
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – An improvised explosive device detonated near a Multi-National Division - Baghdad patrol, killing one Soldier southeast of the Iraqi capital Dec. 23.

The patrol was conducting combat operations in order to search for suspected terrorists in the area and reestablish security for the local populace. As they conducted their mission, a roadside bomb exploded near one of their vehicles, killing one Soldier and wounding four others.

Six days prior to this attack, the unit successfully aided in halting terrorists observed emplacing a roadside bomb. The unit effectively stopped the terrorists, killing one of the terrorists and securing the roadside bomb for an explosive ordnance disposal team to arrive and disable the device.

The deceased Soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO IN CHARGE, MASTER SGT. DAVID LARSEN BY E-MAIL AT: david.j.larsen@us.army.mil; OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174, OR IRAQNA: 011-964-790-192-4675.




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