AUGUSTA (AP) – Six Mainers were among the injured in this week’s suicide bombing attack at a base in Mosul, Iraq, Gov. John Baldacci said Thursday.

The attack in a dining hall tent killed 22 people, including 14 U.S. service members, four American civilians, three Iraqi National Guard members, and one “unidentified non-U.S. person,” military officials said.

Two Mainers – Spc. Thomas Dostie, 20, of Somerville, and Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin Sr., 47, of Freedom – were killed in the attack. They were members of the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard.

The attack also injured 13 members of the battalion, six of whom were from Maine and seven from New York who were attached to the unit, according to Baldacci’s office.

Staff Sgt. Harold Freeman Jr. of Gorham and Sgt. Christopher Rushlau of Portland were taken to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where they are being treated for their injuries.

The governor’s office identified the other injured Mainers as Maj. John Nelson of Lincoln, Sgt. John Ouellette of St. Francis, Capt. David Sivret of Calais and Sgt. Marc Haas of Brunswick.

Baldacci said he called Freeman and Rushlau on Thursday morning, and they were in good spirits.



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