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Soldiers killed in separate bomb attacks

By John D. Banusiewicz
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2003 – Two U.S. soldiers were killed and five others were wounded today in separate bomb attacks in Iraq.

Four 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment soldiers were wounded at about 7:10 a.m. in what a U.S. Central Command news release described as an improvised explosive device attack in Al Fallujah. They were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment, where one of the soldiers died.

About 35 minutes later, a similar attack on a military convoy in Baghdad killed one 205th Military Intelligence Brigade soldier and wounded two others. The soldiers were taken to a nearby combat support hospital.

CENTCOM officials also announced two soldiers died in Iraq Aug. 25. A 4th Infantry Division soldier changing a flat tire that had caused his convoy to stop was killed when an Iraqi vehicle spun out of control from a traffic accident and struck him. A 130th Engineer Brigade soldier was the victim of a nonhostile gunshot wound in a separate incident, which CENTCOM officials said is under investigation. Both soldiers were taken to the 21st Combat Support Hospital, where they died.

The names of the dead and wounded soldiers are being withheld, pending notification of their families.

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