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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: 3/7/2007
Release Number: 07-01-03C




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ROUTE CLEARANCE MISSION ATTACKED BY ROADSIDE BOMB

BAGHDAD – Soldiers from Multi-National Division - Baghdad have successfully found 39 weapons caches and 75 improvised explosive devices in the first week of March, further ensuring the security of Iraqi citizens.

On March 7, an MND-B unit was conducting a route clearance patrol in order to secure a commonly traveled route of improvised explosive devices northwest of the Iraqi capital when they were struck by a roadside bomb, killing three Soldiers and wounding another.

This particular unit has recently conducted several successful joint security missions with their partnered Iraqi Army units, uncovering numerous large weapons caches, resulting in the detention of many suspected insurgents.
The deceased Soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER IN CHARGE, MAJOR STEVEN LAMB, AT STEVEN.LAMB@US.ARMY.MIL) OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174, OR IRAQNA: 011-964-790-192-4675.




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