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MND-North Soldiers kill 4 extremists, destroy HBIED with air strikes

Release No: UNRELEASED Jan. 9, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL

BAQUBA, Iraq (Jan. 11, 2007) — Multi-National Division - North Soldiers killed four extremists and destroyed a house-borne improvised explosive device near Khan Bani Sa’ad, Iraq, with air strikes Jan. 6.

Soldiers of Troop B, 2nd Battalion, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, operating at Patrol Base Key West, spotted four men with RPGs and AK-47s operating in and around a nearby building. The Soldiers watched them unroll wire around the building, possibly setting it up to be a HBIED.

The ground commander called in an air strike, and a Coalition Forces’ helicopter fired a hellfire missile at the building. Minutes later, Coalition Forces’ aircraft dropped two bombs on the structure.

After the second bomb, large secondary explosions and different kinds of smoke were observed at the site by the MND-N Soldiers.

Exploitation of the site revealed wire around the building, confirming that the building was rigged as a HBIED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - NORTH PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT: MNDNPAO@1AD.ARMY.MIL OR DSN 318-856-0218