Monday, March 12, 2007

‘Polar Bears’ take fire, detainee

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Multi-National Division – Baghdad troops patrolling near a canal here detained a terrorist March 7 at approximately 1:30 p.m. after he fired at them.
Soldiers of the 4th “Polar Bears” Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) spotted two local national men digging in an improvised explosive device near the canal. One was armed with an AK-47.
The Soldiers fired a single warning shot, but the armed man returned fire. The Soldiers returned well aimed fire and wounded the terrorist in the shoulder and leg. The other man fled.
The wounded man was medically evacuated for treatment. He will be held for questioning.

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