Monday, April 16, 2007

Five U.S. Soldiers Dead in Iraq Attacks

By Bill Brubaker

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 16, 2007; 3:38 PM

Five American soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in four attacks in Iraq, the U.S. military announced today.

One soldier from the Multi-National Division-Baghdad unit died and another was wounded today when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in southern Baghdad, a U.S. military statement said.

A second Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldier died and another was wounded today when their combat security patrol was attacked with small arms fire in a southwestern neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, a military statement said.

Also in Baghdad today, a soldier was killed and two others were wounded when a projectile targeted their Multi-National Division-Baghdad unit. An Iraqi interpreter -- working for the U.S. military -- also was wounded in the attack.

In Fallujah, west of Baghdad, two 13th Sustainment Command soldiers were killed and two others wounded in an improvised explosive device attack on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

The names of the deceased soldiers will be released after relatives are notified, the military statements said.

About 3,300 U.S. service members have died since the start of the war in March 2003.

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