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Two Soldiers, Three Marines Killed in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2006 – Two soldiers and three Marines died in Iraq in incidents yesterday and today, military officials reported.

A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died today when his unit was attacked by small-arms fire in central Baghdad.

Yesterday, a Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died of wounds suffered when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle west of Baghdad.

The Marines were killed yesterday while operating in Iraq’s Anbar province. A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 and a Marine assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group died from enemy action. The third Marine, assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, died in a non-combat-related vehicle accident.

The names of the soldiers and Marines are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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