MND-B soldiers kill 10 criminals in separate clashes

Multi-National Division Baghdad
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Date: 04.30.2008
Posted: 05.01.2008 00:13
News ID: 18973

Multi-National Division – Baghdad Public Affairs Office<br /> <br /> BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division - Baghdad soldiers killed 10 criminals in two separate engagements on April 30.<br /> <br /> At approximately 11:20 a.m. while conducting a barrier-emplacement mission in northeastern Baghdad, soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment were attacked by criminals using rocket propelled grenades and small-arms fire. The MND-B soldiers returned fire and killed three criminals.<br /> <br /> At approximately 11:30 a.m., soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, came under attack by indirect-fire weapons and heavy machine gun fire from a vehicle in northeastern Baghdad. The soldiers returned fire and killed seven criminals.<br /> <br /> "Our primary mission here in Iraq is to protect the Iraqi people in full partnership with the Iraqi security forces," said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, spokesman, MND-B and 4th Infantry Division. "We are working toward a sustainable environment of security and stability, while the special groups criminals are intent on sowing instability."