Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Suicide Bomber Targets US Convoy in Mosul, Kills 1, Injures 45

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

Dispatches from the Front:

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICER, TIKRIT, Iraq, May 26, 2009 -- One individual was killed and 45 injured when a suicide car bomb targeting a U.S. Coalition convoy exploded in the Al Tayaran neighborhood in Mosul, May 24.

There were no reported U.S. Coalition casualties as the convoy was able to depart from the blast area just prior to the detonation.

Additional U.S. forces and an explosive ordinance team arrived on scene along with Iraqi first responders to secure the area and tend to the wounded.

“It’s an incredible tragedy when those we strive so hard to protect are hurt by these senseless attacks,” said Maj. Derrick Cheng, a spokesman for Multi-National Division – North. “Our deepest condolences go out to the Iraqi people in the al-Tayaran neighborhood directly impacted by this horrific event, as enemies of the Iraqi people continue to choose to wreak havoc rather than support progress and stability.”

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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