April 18th, 2007 03:58 EST
Five killed, 30 detained in raid near Fallujah
BAGHDAD, Iraq " Five terrorists were killed, four suspected terrorists were wounded and 26 more were detained Wednesday morning during an operation near Karmah, a rural area northeast of Fallujah.
Coalition Forces raided a group of buildings known to be used by terrorists and found explosive materials in one of the buildings. A helicopter used precision-guided munitions to strike the contents of the building. Secondary explosions at the site confirmed the material inside was explosive.
During the operation, Coalition Forces were engaged by a group of armed men and returned fire in self-defense, killing five and wounding four. The wounded were taken to military medical facilities for treatment.
Twenty-six additional suspected terrorists were detained during the operation. Women and children were present, but no civilians were injured in the operation.
Terrorists continue to operate among women and children, putting innocent Iraqis in danger, " said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.
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