June 13th, 2007 06:22 EST
Failed truck bomber treated, talking
CAMP STRIKER, IRAQ BAGHDAD — A failed truck bomber, wounded in his attempt to destroy a coalition battle position, was treated, evacuated and is providing information to those he tried to kill.
The driver of the truck bomb aimed at destroying Patrol Base Warrior Keep near Sadr al Yusufiyah on June 10 was wounded in the upper right leg, rendering him unable to activate his initiation switch or his explosive vest.
Alert Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team manning the weapon systems at the patrol base determined his hostile intent and opened fire with an M-240B machine gun and M-4 assault rifles foiling the attack.
Soldiers from the patrol base then detained the man.
Seeing that the man was wounded, they rendered aid and evacuated him to the 31st Combat Support Hospital.
Coalition medical personnel continue to provide the man medical care. The man will be held for further questioning and prosecution.
Explosive ordnance teams continue to methodically render the explosives safe through multiple controlled detonations
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
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