Baghdad Bombing Injures Two Soldiers
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2004 Two soldiers were injured and a military vehicle was damaged today after a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad.
The blast occurred on the airport access road leading out of the International Zone, also known as the Green Zone, which houses interim Iraqi government offices as well as the U.S. Embassy. Following the blast, Task Force Baghdad patrols temporarily closed the road to investigate and clear the road of debris.
Both injured soldiers were evacuated to a nearby medical treatment facility. There were no reported civilian casualties. The incident is under investigation.
In other news, 1st Infantry Division soldiers and Iraqi security forces detained 14 suspects today during raids at a government housing complex near Ad Dawr.
The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, soldiers and Iraqi troops detained individuals believed to be insurgents responsible for attacks in the area. The detainees were transported to a Multinational Force detention facility for questioning.
And in northern Iraq, Iraqi police commandos and multinational forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 43 people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities during a series of Nov. 27 operations, all in the Hammam Al Alil area.
Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, conducted a cordon-and- search operation and detained 20 people suspected of planning and conducting anti-Iraqi activities.
And during traffic control-point operations, soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, detained five anti-Iraqi suspects and confiscated weapons.
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, detained one person wanted for anti-Iraqi activities.
Special Iraqi police commandos also detained one person for anti-Iraqi activities. All 27 suspects are in custody undergoing further questioning. No Multinational Force soldiers were injured.
Meanwhile, soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, conducted cordon and search operations Nov. 27 in western Mosul to disrupt insurgent activity in the area. During the operation, soldiers detained 16 people for suspected anti-Iraqi activities while also confiscating intelligence documents and a 55-gallon drum of bomb-making material.
All suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported during the operation.
(Based on Multinational Forces Iraq press releases.)