Saturday, May 30, 2009

OIF Update, May 30, 2009: 3 Detained in Basra Grenade Attack

Dispatches from the Front
News from Multi-National Force - Iraq.

Dispatches from the Front:

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, May 30, 2009 -- Three suspects were detained today, in an attack on Coalition forces Soldiers training with the Mufiqiyah Iraqi Police in West Basra.

The suspects allegedly attacked the joint training site with a hand grenade. The attackers were immediately detained by Coalition forces and turned over to the IP. No U.S. forces or Iraqi Police were injured.

“Attacks on U.S. forces and our Iraqi Security Forces disrupt the training that the Iraqi Police requested. This training is important for the continued development of the IP’s capability to provide for the security of all the citizens of Basra,” said Maj. Matthew Cody, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, operations officer.

(Report from a Multinational Force - Iraq news release.)

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