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Five Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded in Two Incidents in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2005 – Separate attacks in Iraq over the last few days have left five U.S. soldiers dead and five others wounded, military officials in Baghdad reported.

One soldier was killed and five were wounded today when an improvised explosive device detonated near a combat patrol in Salah Ad Din province at about 11. The wounded Task Force Liberty soldiers were taken to a coalition forces medical treatment facility.

In southwest Baghdad on July 24, four Task Force Baghdad soldiers were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb at 7:15 p.m.

The incidents are under investigation, and the names of the deceased soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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