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Terrorist Killed, Reporter Shot in Wake of Mosul Suicide Bombing

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2005 – Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) killed a terrorist and injured a reporter today during an incident in northeastern Mosul, Iraq, military officials reported.

A news release from Multinational Force Iraq said soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, killed a man waving an AK-47 rifle and inciting a crowd of civilians at the site of an earlier suicide bombing. "During the engagement an individual appearing to have a weapon was standing near the terrorist and was shot and injured. This individual turned out to be a reporter who was pointing a video camera," the news release reported.

The reporter was taken to a military hospital for treatment with minor wounds and is expected to recover, the news release said, calling the incident a "complex and volatile situation." The incident is under investigation.

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