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1st ID Soldier Killed, Six Wounded in IED Attack

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2004 – A 1st Infantry Division soldier was killed and six others were wounded today when an improvised explosive device struck their vehicle during a patrol near Duluiyah, Iraq.

The wounded soldiers were evacuated to military medical facilities for treatment and were in stable condition, a coalition news release said.

At about the same time, also near Duluiyah, 1st Infantry Division soldiers captured two people suspected of planning rocket attacks against a Multinational Force Iraq base. They were taken to a coalition military detention facility for questioning.

About 15 minutes later, 1st Infantry Division soldiers and Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit captured two people following an attack on a Multinational Force Iraq convoy near Baghdad and confiscated an AK-47 assault rifle, one improvised explosive device and materials for making IEDs. These suspects also were taken to a coalition military detention facility for questioning.

Coalition military officials also announced that two 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Marines were killed July 20 in separate incidents while conducting security and stability operations in Iraq's Anbar province.

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