03/26/2012

FBI sting may lead to killer of Pa. Guard members

An Iraqi citizen who entered the United States as a refugee told an informant that he planted bombs of the same type as the deadly strike against Alpha Company of the 1-111th Infantry

By Tom Infield
The Philadelphia Inquirer

On Aug. 9, 2005, four Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers from the Philadelphia region were killed when an improvised bomb exploded on a dirt road near Beiji, Iraq.

Now, thanks to an FBI sting operation and the discovery of latent fingerprints on a six-year-old unexploded bomb, veterans of the stricken Guard unit hope that the Justice Department might have a lead on who set the blast.

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