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MND-B Soldiers kill 25 criminals

Release No: UNRELEASED March 31, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL
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BAGHDAD (Mar. 30, 2008) — Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers killed 25 criminals in eastern Baghdad March 30.

Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, were traveling in a combat patrol to investigate a possible point of origin for an indirect fire attack when their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.

Immediately after the IED attack, Soldiers discovered a second IED in the area and attempted to secure it.While attempting to secure the IED, they were attacked with indirect fire, rocket propelled grenades and small-arms fire from a house in the vicinity of the IED strike.

An aerial weapons team was called in to support the Soldiers on the ground. A mortar team was spotted on the roof of the house where the attack was coming from, and the AWT defended the Soldiers on the ground and killed 25 criminals. One Soldier was injured in the IED attack.

"We will defend ourselves when attacked by armed criminals," said Lt. Col. Steven Stover, MND-B spokesman. "We are not the aggressors, but we will defend ourselves and the Iraqi people with all resources available to us."

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