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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2006

1ST ARMORED DIVISION SOLDIERS INVESTIGATE


MORTAR ATTACK THAT KILLED 3 IRAQI CHILDREN
Multi-National Division – Baghdad Public Affairs Office

CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Insurgent forces fired three 120mm mortar rounds into the

village of Mzerat, Iraq, killing three children and wounding 12 other residents.

The attack occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. February 7, 10 miles north of

Baghdad.

Multi-National Division - Baghdad troops responded to the incident to secure the area

and provide medical aid to the injured. Shortly after arriving on the scene to

investigate, Soldiers with 1st Armored Division's Battery B, 1st Battalion, 37th Field

Artillery Regiment confirmed that the rounds were fired by insurgents operating in

the area.

The incident is still under investigation, in the hope of apprehending those

responsible for the attack.