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Six Soldiers Killed in Weekend Roadside Bomb Attacks

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2004 – Editor's Note: This article corrects factual errors contained in a March 14 AFPS article titled "Six Soldiers Killed in Roadside Bomb Attacks."

Deadly roadside bomb attacks in Iraq this weekend left six U.S. soldiers dead, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials said in news releases.

An improvised explosive device killed a 1st Infantry Division soldier in Baghdad March 14. A CJTF 7 news release said a 1st Armored Division quick-reaction force responded, and no other soldiers were injured in the attack.

Three soldiers from the 1st Armored Division were killed by an IED attack on their convoy in southeast Baghdad March 13. The soldiers were conducting a patrol at about 10:45 p.m. when their vehicle was struck by an IED, a task force news release said.

Earlier March 13, another release stated, an IED and small-arms fire killed two 1st Infantry Division soldiers and wounded three others when their patrol was attacked in Tikrit at about 4:55 a.m. The soldiers were traveling in three humvees near Forward Operating Base Ironhorse. The wounded soldiers were taken by air to the 67th Combat Support Hospital at Forward Operating Base Speicher, and were reported to be in stable condition.

This weekend's casualties were the first suffered by the 1st Infantry Division since its arrival in Baghdad. The unit is part of the military rotation replacing soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division in the region.

The names of soldiers killed are being withheld until their families are notified.

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