Task Force Soldiers Assist Iraqis After Car Bomb Strikes
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2004 Task Force Ironhorse soldiers arrived on the scene today at a police station in Kirkuk, Iraq, to provide security and medical assistance following a car bomb attack there, according to a Combined Joint Task Force 7 release.
The explosion killed eight Iraqi national police officers and wounding at least 33 others along with two children, according to officials.
The attack took place at the Rahimawah police station shortly after 8 a.m. local time. According to the CJTF 7 release, Iraqi police engaged a white four- door sedan as it sped through an entrance gate at the police station. The vehicle, carrying an improvised explosive device, detonated inside the courtyard of the police station.
The attack is currently under investigation.