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Two Soldiers, Marine Killed in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 – Two soldiers and a Marine were killed in separate incidents in Iraq yesterday and today, military officials in Iraq reported.

A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier died at about 11:10 a.m. today when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle during a patrol southeast of Baghdad.

A Marine assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group died from wounds suffered as the result of enemy action while operating in Anbar province yesterday.

A soldier from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, was killed and another soldier was wounded yesterday near Tal Afar. The soldiers were helping Iraqi security forces clear a building from which several insurgents were firing at civilians, Iraqi security forces and coalition forces.

Names of the dead and wounded are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

(Compiled from Multinational Division Baghdad, Multinational Division North and Multinational Force West news releases.)

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