Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070424-01
April 24, 2007
Task Force Lightning Patrol Base Attacked
Multi-National Division – North PAO
TIKRIT, Iraq – Nine Task Force Lightning Soldiers died as a result of injuries sustained from an explosion near a patrol base in Diyala Province, Monday.
Twenty Soldiers and one Iraqi civilian were wounded when a suicide vehicle born IED attacked the patrol base. Twelve Soldiers were returned to duty after initial medical care, and eight Soldiers and the Iraqi civilian were evacuated to a Coalition Forces’ medical treatment facility for further care. Three of those Soldiers were later returned to duty.
The names of the deceased Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of
next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.