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Car Bomb Claims Three Soldiers' Lives in Baghdad

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2005 – Three Task Force Baghdad soldiers died Aug. 3 when their vehicle was attacked by a car bomb in southwest Baghdad, Iraq, military officials announced today.

The soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

In other news from Iraq, a tip from an Iraqi citizen Aug. 1 led U.S. soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery, 155th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), and Iraqi forces to a weapons cache south of Karbala. The 155th BCT is a U. S. Army unit assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Items seized and subsequently destroyed included 46 rocket-propelled-grenade launchers, an RPG, 121 60 mm mortar tubes, five 80 mm mortar tubes, a shotgun and two AK-47 assault rifles.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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