Thursday, August 23, 2007

Combat outpost attacked by vehicle bombs; 4 Iraqi soldiers killed; 11 U.S., 4 Iraqi troops wounded

Above: Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division provide security at Combat Outpost Amanche in the Rasheed area of Baghdad in May. This was not the combat outpost affected by the attack.

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – A Coalition Outpost in northern Baghdad was attacked by two Suicide Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices August 22.

The COP is manned by U.S. soldiers from 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and Iraqi soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division.

The attack wounded eleven U.S. soldiers and four Iraqi Army soldiers.

Four Iraqi soldiers were killed.

Eight of the U.S, wounded were transported to Camp Taji. The remaining three U.S. and four Iraqi soldiers were evacuated to a medical facility.

Eight local Iraqis suspected of having information concerning the attack have been detained.

From MNF