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Explosion Kills Two Soldiers South of Baghdad, Another Drowns

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2003 – Two 220th Military Police Brigade soldiers were killed and one other was wounded Sept. 1 when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device on a main supply route south of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.

A CENTCOM news release reported the wounded soldier was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital for treatment.

The command also reported over the weekend that a soldier from the 4th Infantry Division's Task Force Ironhorse drowned Aug. 29 when the vehicle he was riding in fell into a canal near Tikrit. Two other soldiers hurt in the accident were treated at the 21st Combat Support Hospital and returned to duty. CENTCOM officials said the accident is under investigation.

The soldiers' names are being withheld until their families are notified.

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