Three Soldiers, Marine Killed in Action in Iraq
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Mar. 31, 2005 Four American servicemembers have been killed in action in Iraq since March 30, military officials in Baghdad reported.
A 2nd Force Service Support Group Marine was killed in action today while conducting a combat logistics patrol en route to Qaim. His vehicle struck a mine.
A Task Force Liberty soldier was killed in action near Hawijah today. No other information is available.
A soldier was killed in a small-arms attack during a March 30 patrol in east Baghdad. Soldiers determined a local Iraqi fired the fatal shots. The patrol surrounded and searched a house in the vicinity and detained five suspected terrorists for questioning.
Also on March 30, a Task Force Freedom soldier was killed, and five others were injured after insurgents opened fire on coalition forces at a checkpoint in Mosul.
The names of all will be withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Terrorists fired on a Task Force Liberty patrol near Duluiyah, March 30. The patrol returned fire, and the attackers fled. The patrol detained six men.
An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed in Rawah on March 30. The crash is under investigation.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)