HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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|April 4, 2003
Release Number: 03-04-48
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND -- VEHICLE EXPLOSION
Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar -- Last night approximately 18 km southwest of the Hadithah Dam in Iraq, a civilian vehicle approached a Coalition checkpoint. A pregnant female stepped out of the vehicle and began screaming in fear. At this point the civilian vehicle exploded, killing three Coalition force members who were approaching the vehicle and wounding two others. The pregnant female and the driver of the vehicle were also killed in the attack.