Kill 17 Iraqis, Wound 40 in Attacks
two days of terrorist attacks, 17 Iraqis were killed and
40 injured in two separate incidents in the Dora
neighborhood in southern Baghdad Feb. 26 and 27, officials said.
first incident, nine Iraqis were killed, an estimated 40 were wounded, and
six houses were destroyed at about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 when a terrorist mortar
attack impacted in Dora.
Baghdad, eight Iraqis were killed and three were wounded Feb.
27 by two rockets that impacted on a car and a curb next to
a primary school. Soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad’s
1st Battalion, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,
10th Mountain Division, rushed to the scene to assist the wounded.
Iraqi police on patrol near Iskandariyah discovered a roadside
bomb with a cell phone initiator concealed in a food sack.
Terrorists paid a child to place the bomb along an Iraqi police
foot patrol route, according to local witnesses.
Baghdad, Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers discovered
and safely detonated a large roadside bomb positioned by a
mosque in Baghdad’s Saydiyah neighborhood Feb. 28. Soldiers
from 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat
Team, 4th Infantry Division, reported the bomb to Iraqi security
forces. An explosive ordnance disposal team was called in to
destroy the bomb, but couldn’t do so safely because it was
Iraqi public order brigade secured the area, the 10th Cavalry
commander and Iraqi security forces contacted the imam of the
mosque and explained the situation.
controlled detonation caused minimal damage to the mosque," a
spokesman said. "Civil affairs teams will assist the imam
in repairing the damage to the mosque. The 4th Brigade Combat
Team civil engineers will also conduct a site assessment to
assist in reconstruction efforts."
Division Baghdad soldiers detained a suspected terrorist and
discovered a cache of weapons and U.S. and Iraqi currency southeast
of Baghdad. Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team were conducting
a cordon-and-search mission when they discovered a cache containing
two AK-47 assault rifles, 16 AK-47 magazines, 100 9 mm rounds,
651,000 Iraqi dinar, 25 sheets of uncut 1,000 Iraqi dinar bills,
$15,000 in U.S. currency, and five cell phones.