Iraqi Army troops foiled a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad April 4.
The 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division reported that when a vehicle approached an Iraqi Army checkpoint, the passenger of the vehicle got out and attempted to move surrounding concertina wire. He was shot and killed by checkpoint guards near Al Haswah, Iraq. The driver of the vehicle then detonated the car bomb.
No one else was killed or wounded by the blast.