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Coalition checkpoint attacked

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Monday, 11 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070611-01

June 11, 2007

Coalition checkpoint attacked
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

BAGHDAD – Three Coalition Force Soldiers were killed and six were wounded when the checkpoint they were manning was struck by a suicide car bomb south of Baghdad near Mahmoudiya June 10.

An interpreter was also wounded in the attack, which destroyed part of a highway overpass.

All the wounded were evacuated to Coalition medical facilities for treatment.

A Coalition engineer unit is being dispatched with bulldozers and other heavy equipment to clear the highway, which was partially blocked by debris from the overpass.

The names of the dead and wounded are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

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FOR QUERIES, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT MND-CENTER_PAO@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL OR BY PHONE AT DSN 318-822-7482 OR COMMERCIAL 912-767-4114.



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