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Published:April 28th, 2007 08:23 EST
Truck Bomb Near Karmah Destroy by U.S. Marines

Truck Bomb Near Karmah Destroy by U.S. Marines

By SOP newswire

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq – A truck bomb loaded with explosives was destroyed by Coalition aircraft with precision guided munitions four kilometers east of Karmah, just after midnight April 27.

Marines from Regimental Combat Team 6 detained a suspected terrorist in the course of routine combat operations, approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Fallujah.  During questioning, the man provided the location of a dump truck rigged with explosives.

After confirming the location of the truck, the Marines identified eight 55 gallon barrels, the contents of which were unknown, wrapped with detonation wire and explosives.

Marines immediately established a security cordon and evacuated the citizens in the surrounding area.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team determined the safest way to destroy the truck was by precision guided munitions.

Marines providing security expanded the cordon and further aided in the evacuation of civilians out of harms way.

Fighter jets from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), in support of RCT-6 ground forces, destroyed the truck, causing minor damage to nearby structures. Coalition Forces in the area are assessing the blast site and damage to nearby buildings to compensate the owners appropriately.

There were no reports of civilian or Coalition Forces injured in the operation.

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