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MND-B patrol struck by explosively-formed penetrator

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Saturday, 30 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070630-13
June 30, 2007

MND-B patrol struck by explosively-formed penetrator
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD — One Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldier was killed and three other Soldiers were wounded when an explosively-formed penetrator detonated near their patrol during combat operations in a southern section of the Iraqi capital June 29.

While conducting combat operations in this area of Baghdad elements from this unit, detained nine anti-Iraqi fighters suspected of being involved in a roadside bomb-making cell. These operations are designed to disrupt insurgent activity by targeting improvised explosive device-making cells, in an order to provide the Iraqi citizens a more secure environment.

The deceased Soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

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FOR QUERIES, CONTACT MULT-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MNDB_PAO_CIC@MND-B.ARMY.MIL OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL (914) 822-8174 OR IRAQNA 011-964-890-192-4674.



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