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Published:April 24th, 2007 06:24 EST
Patrol Base Attacked, Task Force Lightning

Patrol Base Attacked, Task Force Lightning

By SOP newswire

TIKRIT, Iraq – Nine Task Force Lightning Soldiers died as a result of injuries sustained from an explosion near a patrol base in Diyala Province, Monday.

Twenty Soldiers and one Iraqi civilian were wounded when a suicide vehicle born IED attacked the patrol base. Twelve Soldiers were returned to duty after initial medical care, and eight Soldiers and the Iraqi civilian were evacuated to a Coalition Forces’ medical treatment facility for further care. Three of those Soldiers were later returned to
duty.

The names of the deceased Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.

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