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Four Killed, Three Wounded in IED Attacks

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2007 – Four soldiers have died and three more were wounded in two roadside-bomb explosions in Iraq in recent days.

Three soldiers were killed and one wounded yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb while they were clearing a route southwest of Baghdad.

Another soldier was killed and two wounded Feb. 26 in an improvised–explosive-device attack on their humvee near Diwaniyah in south-central Iraq.

The soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identity of a soldier who was killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Army Spc. Ethan J. Biggers, 22, of Beavercreek, Ohio, died Feb. 24 in Indianapolis of wounds suffered while on combat patrol in Baghdad on March 5, 2006. Biggers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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