Connected to SVEST Attack (Baghdad)
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Baghdad Soldiers captured five suspects March 11th; four positively identified for their alleged involvement in a suicide vest attack that killed five U.S. Soldiers and their interpreter in central Baghdad March 10th.
“Our resolve to protect the Iraqi people and to bring these murderers to justice is unwavering,” said Col. Allen Batschelet, chief of staff, MND-B. “We mourn the loss of our fellow Soldiers. We pray for their families and for those who were wounded in the attack.
“Our Soldiers, all volunteers, are committed and, along with their families, sacrifice daily for the brighter future of the Iraqi people,” the colonel said.
The detainees were taken to a Coalition force detention facility for further questioning.
Three U.S. Soldiers and four Iraqi civilians were also injured in the blast.