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Iraq IED Blasts Kill Five U.S. Soldiers, Injure Five

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2005 – Five U.S. soldiers were killed and five were wounded by improvised-explosive-device blasts across Iraq today and yesterday, according to coalition reports.

One 1st Corps Support Command soldier was killed and three were wounded by an IED while conducting a combat logistics patrol at about 2:45 a.m. today east of Rutbah.

Three Task Force Liberty soldiers died and one was injured when an IED detonated during a patrol near Tuz at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 13.

A Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed when his unit struck an IED in west Baghdad at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 13. One other soldier was wounded in the terrorist attack.

The wounded soldiers were taken to a coalition medical facility.

The names of the deceased and wounded soldiers involved are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and the incidents are being investigated.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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