Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers killed eight
criminals and detained two in separate incidents in Baghdad March 30.
At 6 a.m., Soldiers from 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, were
at a checkpoint in the Kadamiyah district when they reported receiving
small-arms fire coming from the north. The Soldiers were approached by
criminals on foot, and an aerial weapons team was called in to fire on
the criminals. The aerial strike killed three criminals and injured one
criminal.

At 7 a.m., Soldiers from 4th BCT, 10th Mountain Division,
detained a criminal in the Karkh district based on suspicion of being
highly involved with smuggling explosively formed penetrators and with
ties to the fighting in Basra.

At 11:15 a.m., Soldiers from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. engaged and
killed a criminal who was emplacing an improvised explosive device in
New Baghdad.

At approximately noon, Soldiers from 1st BN., 2nd Stryker Cav.
Regt. reported encountering a complex attack involving small-arms fire
and attacks from rocket-propelled grenades while patrolling in eastern
Baghdad. The Soldiers engaged and killed three criminals.

At 1 p.m., Soldiers from 22nd Bn., 6th Iraqi Army Div. arrested
an Iraqi man after he was searched at a security checkpoint in
Kadamiyah. The man was found to be carrying a large amount of illegal
ammunition.

At 3:40 p.m., Soldiers from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. reported
receiving five mortar rounds at Joint Security Station al-Khansa in New
Baghdad. The Soldiers fired three rounds to counter the attack, then a
sniper from the unit engaged and killed one of the criminals. The
Soldiers requested an air strike, which destroyed the criminals’ mortar
tube.

“We will be relentless in our pursuit of those breaking the
law,” said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, MND-B spokesman. “If these criminals
continue to attack innocent Iraqis and Coalition forces, we will pursue
them and bring them to justice.”

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