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June 9, 2003
Release Number: 03-06-35


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


EXPLOSION AT IRAQI AMMUNITION SUPPLY POINT KILLS 3, INJURES 2

AD DIWANIYAH, Iraq -- An explosion at an Iraqi ammunition supply facility here killed three Iraqis and injured two others here Monday morning.

Coalition forces sustained no casualties and evacuated the injured Iraqis to medical facilities for treatment of their injuries.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was directed to the scene to perform an assessment, and establish a protective buffer zone in the event of follow-on explosions.

EOD personnel will assist in clearing the site Tuesday when it is declared safe.

An investigation of the explosion is underway.

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