Wednesday, February 4, 2009

OIF Summary, Feb. 4, 2009: IED Blast in Mansour District Kills Iraqis

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

BAGHDAD, Feb. 4, 2009 -- An Iraqi civilian was killed and a senior member of the Sons of Iraq was wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated in the Mansour district of northwest Baghdad Feb. 4.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., an IED detonated beneath the vehicle the two Iraqis were riding in. Iraqi Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 54th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division responded to the incident with support from soldiers of Troop B, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, MND-B.

A number of individuals were detained following the blast and transported to an Iraqi military facility for questioning.

“These criminals in the area do not care about the loss of innocent Iraqi lives,” said Maj. Kone Faulkner, spokesman for 2nd HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., MND-B. “Our combined military is highly trained and a disciplined force that is committed to putting a stop these senseless acts of violence in the northwestern Baghdad.”

An investigation is on-going.

(Report from a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)

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