Friday, May 1, 2009

OIF Summary, May 1, 2009: Troops in Iraq Kill Terror Suspects

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2009 -- Acting on a warrant, coalition advisors operating with Iraq’s 4th Emergency Response Battalion in Tikrit, Iraq, killed two suspected terrorists while attempting to arrest them today.

Both of the men were associated with developing and placing homemade bombs targeting Iraqi and coalition forces in the area, officials said.

After entering the residence of the person listed on the warrant, the Tikrit battalion and coalition advisors moved to arrest the suspect. After repeated calls in Arabic to drop their weapons, the suspect and an associate aimed their weapons at the forces, who shot and killed them.

In other news from Iraq, two men attacked Iraqi soldiers serving alongside Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers with RKG-3 anti-tank grenades April 29 in Baghdad’s Khadra neighborhood. One of the grenades detonated on the ground, and the other failed to detonate.

Iraqi soldiers immediately responded to the attack and detained the men, one of whom had fled to a nearby mosque. They are being held for further questioning.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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