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Route clearance patrol struck by roadside bomb

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Friday, 02 March 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070302-10
March 2, 2007

Route clearance patrol struck by roadside bomb
Multi-National Division – Baghdad Public Affairs

BAGHDAD – Soldiers from Multi-National Division - Baghdad have successfully found 173 weapons caches and 372 improvised explosive devices in the last 30 days, further ensuring the security of Iraqi citizens.

On March 2, an MND-B unit was conducting a route clearance patrol in order to free commonly traveled route of improvised explosive devices northwest of the Iraqi capital when they were struck by a roadside bomb, killing two Soldiers and one interpreter. Another Soldier was injured in the incident.

The deceased Soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER IN CHARGE, MAJOR STEVEN LAMB, (LAMB, STEVEN MAJ 1CD DEPUTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS) OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174, OR IRAQNA: 011-964-790-192-4675.



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