Tuesday, October 25, 2005

More Details of Baghdad Bombing Released

Officials Provide More Details of Baghdad
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2005

Military officials today released more details about the three car bombs that detonated near the Palestine and Sheraton hotels in central Baghdad early Oct. 24th.

The first car bomb caused a breach in an outer barrier wall of the Palestine and Sheraton hotels, at Firdos Square traffic circle, officials said.

About five minutes later, a second car bomb approached the square and tried to maneuver through the breach, but was engaged by civilian security forces and detonated near the 14th Ramadan Mosque.

Thirty seconds later, a Task Force Baghdad soldier engaged a cement truck that was moving through the breached wall. The truck exploded near a coalition vehicle, causing moderate damage.

At least six civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded in the attacks. No coalition forces were injured.
(Info by American Forces Press Service compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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