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Fallujah Government Center attacked by chlorine truck bombs

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Wednesday, 28 March 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070328-11
March 28, 2007

Fallujah Government Center attacked by chlorine truck bombs
Multi National Force – West PAO

FALLUJAH, Iraq – Iraqi Army soldiers and police repelled a complex attack at the Fallujah Government Center, including two suicide truck bombs containing chlorine, on the morning of March 28.

The attack began at 6:33 a.m. with mortar fire, followed by two truck bombs and small arms fire. Iraqi Police identified the first suicide attacker and fired on the truck, causing it to detonate before reaching the compound. Iraqi Army soldiers spotted the second suicide truck approaching the gate and engaged it with small arms fire, causing it to also detonate near the entrance of the compound.

Approximately 15 Iraqi Security and Coalition Force members sustained injuries from the bomb blast and were evacuated to the 2nd Iraqi Army Brigade’s aid station and a Coalition medical facility.

Numerous Iraqi Soldiers and Policemen are being treated for symptoms such as labored breathing, nausea, skin irritation and vomiting that are synonymous with chlorine inhalation.

No Iraqi or Coalition Forces were killed in the attack.

 

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