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Published:October 9th, 2006 02:46 EST

10 CAV. REGT. Respond To Attack With Mortar Fire

By SOP newswire

CAMP TAJI, Iraq " A mortar section from 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned mortar fire after a terrorist mortar attack in Saab al Bour, north of Baghdad, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
 
In less than a minute, the Soldiers from Troop B`s 120mm mortars returned counter fire at an enemy mortar position outside the city. 
 
Apache attack helicopters from 1st Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., also responded to the attack.  An AH-64D attack helicopter air crew spotted the enemy position and crew fired on it, destroying the 120mm mortar position, an anti-aircraft gun and a vehicle.
 
A combined patrol from 2nd Tank Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division and a Multi-National Division " Baghdad Military Transition Team, moved to the enemy location and secured the area.
 
The patrol seized a 120mm mortar system, an 82mm mortar system, a 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun with rounds, a 7.62mm PKC machine gun, an AK-47 assault rifle,  five 120mm mortar rounds, 15 82mm mortar rounds, two hand grenades and a global positioning system.
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO IN CHARGE, MASTER SGT. ERIC LOBSINGER AT: eric.lobsinger@mnd-b.army.mil, COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174 OR IRAQNA 011-964-790-192-4675.
Source: DoD