July 8th, 2008 11:04 EST
Northern Iraq, Multiple IED Attacks On Local Iraqis
TIKRIT, Iraq " An improvised explosive device attacked a convoy 23 kilometers south of Mosul killing four contractors and wounding eight others at approximately 3:30 p.m. July 7.
Also in northern Iraq, another improvised explosive device detonated in a local women`s clothing store in Baqubah at approximately 11 a.m.
This attack killed one Iraqi woman and wounded 16 others.
Initially, media reported the attack as a suicide vest attack, but it was in fact a pressure plate IED attack.
While one attack is too many, the Government of Iraq has made great strides in their efforts to drive terrorism from their midst, ? said Maj. Peggy Kageleiry, a spokeswoman for Multi-National Division " North. The Iraqi Security Forces continue to hunt extremists and prevent these brutal attacks against innocent civilians. ?
Multi-National Corps " Iraq
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