Failed Terrorist Attack Leads to Capture in Baqubah, Iraq
TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraqi and coalition forces captured eight terrorists after a failed attack put the terrorists on the run April 27 in Baqubah.
A combined patrol was investigating a possible mortar and rocket launch site used by terrorists when a group of men started firing at them. Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division and 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, quelled the attackers and put them on the run.
The men attempted an escape through a palm grove, but the troops were able to surround and contain the terrorists as artillery and helicopters rained fire into the grove.
Soldiers moved into the grove after the volley of fire and detained eight men identified as the attackers.
Two Iraqi Army Soldiers were injured in the exchange and both were taken to a local hospital.
The detainees were taken to a nearby military detention facility for processing.
Source: Multi-National Force-Iraq
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