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CENTCOMNEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

Release Date: 1/28/2007

Release Number: 07-01-02C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


IED STRIKES MND-B PATROL NORTH OF BAGHDAD

BAGHDAD – An improvised explosive device detonated near a Multi-National Division - Baghdad patrol north of the Iraqi capital, killing one Soldier Jan. 27.

The unit was conducting a route reconnaissance when the roadside bomb detonated, killing the Soldier.

Earlier this month, the unit assisted locals by installing electrical generators to provide supplement power supplied by the national power grid. They have also found numerous roadside bombs on main traveling routes in the area making the roads less dangerous for Iraqi residents and Coalition Forces.

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


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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