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Seven Soldiers Killed, Several More Wounded in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2007 – Six Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed and five wounded during operations around the Iraqi capital yesterday, officials reported. Another soldier was also killed and eight wounded a day earlier.

-- While conducting a combined cordon-and-search operation, four soldiers died yesterday when a bomb detonated near their vehicle northwest of Baghdad.

-- Another soldier was killed when a roadside bomb detonated in an eastern section of the Iraqi capital yesterday. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack.

-- While providing security for coalition forces operating in the western section of Baghdad, a soldier was killed and three were wounded yesterday during a bomb blast. Two of the wounded soldiers returned to duty.

-- Also due to a bomb blast, a soldier was killed and eight were wounded west of the capital June 2. Officials said six of the wounded have returned to duty.

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

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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