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Improvised explosive device strikes MND-B patrol

Multi-National Force-Iraq

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070317-10
March 17, 2007

Improvised explosive device strikes MND-B patrol
Multi-National Division – Baghdad Public Affairs

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from Multi-National Division – Baghdad conducted patrols Friday, as part of Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon to help set the conditions for a stable Iraq.

While conducting a dismounted area reconnaissance patrol south of Baghdad, an improvised explosive device detonated killing one Soldier and wounding three others.

In the last few weeks, this particular unit has found numerous IEDs, in which explosive ordnance disposal teams were called to disable and destroy each explosive device.

Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from MND-B and have successfully found 437 IEDs and 162 weapons caches since the start of Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon. These collective operations help set conditions for a stable Iraq and further aide the continuing, on-going transition towards Iraqi self-reliance.

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 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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