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Soldier killed, 3 wounded in attack on convoy

By John D. Banusiewicz
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2003 – A 4th Infantry Division soldier was killed and three others were wounded today when their convoy was hit in a rocket- propelled grenade and small-arms attack north of As Suaydat in Iraq.

U.S. Central Command officials said the wounded soldiers were taken to the 21st Combat Support hospital for treatment.

Also, CENTCOM reported Aug. 28 that an off-duty soldier from the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade died of undetermined causes the morning of Aug. 27 in Kuwait. A news release said fellow soldiers found him unresponsive in his Camp Arifjan living quarters and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Further attempts to revive him failed at a nearby medical clinic, according to the news release. The cause of the soldier's death is under investigation.

Names of the soldiers are being withheld until their families are notified.

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