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Three More Soldiers Killed in Day's Second Fatal Attack

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2004 – An improvised explosive device killed three soldiers and wounded three others in Iskandariyah, Iraq, south of Baghdad Jan. 27.

This attack came about seven hours after another IED had killed three other U.S. soldiers in Khalidiyah, west of Baghdad.

Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials said the wounded soldiers were taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital. No report on their condition was available. Officials are withholding all the soldiers' names until their families are notified.

Also Jan. 27, Task Force Ironhorse soldiers killed three armed attackers who confronted them as they raided four locations in Bayji looking for members of an anti-coalition cell that calls itself "Muhammad's Army." The soldiers captured five suspects. Officials said one dead attacker had been a specific target for capture in the raids because of suspected involvement in anti- coalition activities. The soldiers confiscated four 9 mm pistols and two AK-47 assault rifles.

A CJTF 7 news release Jan. 27 provided details on 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse operations over the previous 24 hours. Soldiers conducted 180 patrols and five raids, capturing 23 suspects. Iraqi police, civil defense corps and border guard personnel participated in 19 of the patrols.

Task Force Ironhorse soldiers confiscated 10 AK-47s, two shotguns, two machine guns, a pistol, 34 grenades, 16 rocket-propelled grenades, a mortar tube, 106 mortar rounds, 18 blasting caps, 18 artillery rounds, 30 pounds of plastic explosives, 22 tank rounds, 21 rounds of 14.5 mm anti-aircraft ammunition and three IEDs.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 7 news releases.)


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