By MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
Feb 6, 2007 – 5:19:29 PM
Blackanthem Military News, MOSUL, Iraq – A suicide terrorist, driving a Blue Vargas Wagon packed with explosives at approximately 11:55 a.m., attempted to detonate his vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) in the center of the crowded Al Boursah Market on the west side of Mosul, Feb. 3.
The attacker was heading toward his primary target, believed by local investigating police to be the Al Boursah Market, when he veered into the path of an Iraqi ambulance detonating his VBIED, according to witnesses.
There were three Iraqi civilians in the ambulance, two medical technicians and a pregnant woman on her way to the hospital. All three were wounded in the explosion and the woman later died after succumbing to her injuries. The bomber was killed in the blast. Iraqi police are currently investigating the incident.
“This is a heinous act by terrorists targeting a pregnant woman in an ambulance,” said Col. Gary Patton, chief of staff for Task Force Lightning.