Iraqi army kills seven, detains four

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Monday, March 31, 2008

The website of the forces in Iraq has reported that seven alleged criminals were killed in Baghdad yesterday. The deaths, which were the result of multiple incidents, were mainly claimed to be caused as the result of returned fire by the US and Iraqi armies.

A press release by Multinational Force Iraq describes the incidents. The description of the first incident reads "at approximately 12:10 p.m., soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, were conducting a route clearing operation when the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device in eastern Baghdad."

The press release continues with, "after the IED [improvised explosive device] strike, soldiers were attacked by small-arms fire as they secured the damaged vehicles and prepared to move. Soldiers returned fire and killed five criminals. No soldiers were injured."