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Five Detained in Iraq; Council Meeting Continues Despite Explosions

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2007 – Five suspected terrorists were detained yesterday in Iraq, and this morning’s city council meeting in Mahmudiyah continued despite nearby explosions.

-- Paratroopers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi police arrested three suspects yesterday near Haswah. The suspects were taken to the Iskandariyah police station for questioning.

-- Paratroopers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, and Iraqi Police arrested two suspects yesterday near Hay al Askeri.

-- Insurgents detonated explosives inside two trucks near a gas station today in Mahmudiyah, wounding two local residents. Despite the explosion, Mahmudiyah’s city council meeting to discuss security, reconciliation and essential service projects in the town continued as planned.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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