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July 25, 2007

In Country With Our Troops ~ Iraq

US soldier is seen during a patrol in Baghdad.

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Three insurgents killed emplacing roadside bomb

Camp Victory
4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs
Multi-National Corps – Iraq

BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad troops opened fire on insurgents emplacing a roadside bomb, killing three and wounding at least one more July 21 during continuing clearing operations in the Rashid District.

Troops from Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, witnessed five men out after curfew excavating a hole by the side of the road in a Doura neighborhood of southern Baghdad. The location was an area historically used by insurgents to employ deep-buried improvised explosive devices against Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces.

When one of the men was positively identified with an AK-47 assault rifle and appeared to be pulling security for the other diggers, the troops requested permission to engage.

After investigating the area where the insurgents were digging, the troopers found three bodies, the assault rifle, a pistol, two shovels and an axe. They also identified blood trails leading south.

Under Iraqi law, citizens are permitted to keep one AK-47 and a full 30-round magazine in their homes for protection. Handguns or weapons heavier than an assault rifle are not allowed.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 25, 2007 12:45 AM


Three less terrorists, one less ied. Good job Big Red One!

Posted by: TomR at July 25, 2007 07:20 AM

That's how you clean the streets.

Posted by: raz0r at July 25, 2007 11:32 PM

I really love reports like this one. ahhhh it is a great feeling.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 26, 2007 02:04 AM