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Grenade attack targets MND-B patrol

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Sunday, 18 February 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070218-05
Feb. 18, 2007

Grenade attack targets MND-B patrol
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – A Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldier died in a grenade explosion in a northern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Feb 17.

The unit was conducting a combat patrol when a grenade was thrown at their vehicle by an insurgent, killing the Soldier.

Over the past several days, this same unit has successfully conducted cordon and search operations in the area looking for insurgents and weapons caches, increasing the security in the area. The unit discovered a cache Feb. 16 with 600 rounds of rifle ammunition and assorted improvised explosive device-making material.

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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