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Soldiers Die in Anbar Action; Terror Suspects Detained, Killed

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2006 – Three U.S. soldiers died yesterday from wounds suffered by enemy action in Iraq's Anbar province, military officials in Baghdad announced today.

A soldier assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died yesterday from wounds suffered April 8, and two soldiers assigned to the 2/28 Brigade Combat Team were killed in action yesterday.

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

In other news from Iraq, coalition forces raided adjacent suspected al Qaeda safehouses about 10 kilometers northwest of Balad today, killing one terrorist and detaining four others. Three of the detainees suffered wounds during the raids, military officials said.

The coalition troops killed an armed woman terrorist inside the location and shot and wounded an armed man as he ran from the building. The other three were detained as they attempted to flee. Two of the fleeing suspects suffered minor injuries during apprehension, and both are receiving further medical treatment, officials said. Coalition forces found a suicide vest, multiple claymore mines and other explosives nearby.

The terrorist who suffered the gunshot wound was taken to the Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, and was listed in stable condition.

No civilians were harmed during the raid, and all lethal material was destroyed, officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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