Seven civilians were wounded Thursday when a roadside bomb struck a Bradley fighting vehicle as it was passing through Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district, according to a Multi-National Corps-Iraq press release.

Two men were seriously injured, including one with severe cuts to his neck, and another who suffered a heart attack, the press release stated.

U.S. and Iraqi soldiers treated the wounded at the scene and helped evacuate the casualties to a nearby hospital. No U.S. troops were injured.

The joint patrol of U.S. soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Iraqi troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Army Division, was traveling through a crowded area with shops and families mingling outside their homes when the bomb detonated, according to the release.

The most critical casualty was an elderly man whose heart had stopped from the shock of the blast, the release stated.

Pfc. Jonathan Hewett, a medic, believed the man would die if he did not reach a hospital quickly.

“I told [the commander] that he needed to be loaded up and gotten out of there immediately, or he was going to die right there on the floor,” Hewett was quoted saying in the press release.

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