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U.S. Military Issues Report On Mosul Bombing

19 August 2005 -- A U.S. military investigation has concluded that a suicide bomber from an Iraqi insurgent group was responsible for the December 2004 bombing on a U.S. base near the city of Mosul.

The bomber, wearing an Iraqi security forces uniform, blew himself up inside a crowded dining tent, killing 22 people.

U.S. Major General David Rodriguez said today that the investigation determined the bomber was associated with the Islamic militant group Ansar Al-Sunnah Army. He said the investigation was not able to find out whether the bomber had been a member of the Iraqi security forces or had merely stolen the uniform.


See also:

Pentagon Put On Defensive As Suicide Bomber Found Likely Cause Of Mosul Blast

U.S. Military Investigating Deadly Mosul Blast

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