Friday, April 10, 2009

Wire: Five US Soldiers Among Dead in Mosul Suicide Bombing

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2009 -- Newswires reported this morning that five U.S. soldiers were among those killed in a suicide truck bombing in Iraq's restive northern city of Mosul on Friday, a U.S. Army statement said.

The following is the text of the statement about the incident from Multi-National Division - North:
Five U.S. Coalition Soldiers were killed, and one wounded from a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device attack earlier today in Mosul. Two Iraqi Security Forces were also killed and 20 wounded.

The suicide truck bomb exploded near the Iraqi National Police headquarters in the southwest section of the city.

At least two individuals suspected of being involved in the attack were detained, and the incident is under investigation.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.
This is a developing story with more to follow.

(Report from a commercial news source and a Multi-National Division - North news release.)

Source: Five US soldiers among dead in Iraq truck bombing

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