Friday, June 17, 2005

Soldiers prevent car bombers from reaching target

Release A050615a


BAGHDAD , Iraq --Task Force Baghdad Soldiers prevented terrorists from successfully completing their suicide mission in a car-bomb attack at a security checkpoint shortly after 5:30 p.m. June 13.

As the Task Force Baghdad patrol spotted the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device approaching the convoy, gunners on the rear vehicle engaged the terrorists with gunfire, setting off the explosives prematurely.

This attack only strengthens the resolve of the U.S. Forces in their support of the Iraqi National Council in the development of stability and security in Iraq ,” said Brig. Gen. Stewart Rodeheaver, 48th Brigade Combat Team commander.

The attack is currently under investigation.