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Five Soldiers Killed, One Dies of Heart Attack in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2005 – Four Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed today and another Dec. 9. Elsewhere, a soldier died of a suspected heart attack in Kalsu, Iraq, Dec. 8, officials said.

  • Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were killed by small-arms fire in the Yusufiyah district, southwest of Baghdad today.
  • One Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed by small-arms fire while on patrol northwest of Baghdad today.
  • Another Task Force Baghdad soldier died when his patrol struck an improvised explosive device in the Adhamiyah district of northern Baghdad.
  • A Task Force Baghdad soldier died when a suicide car bomber attacked a unit operating in the Abu Ghraib district of western Baghdad Dec. 9. The terrorist attack also wounded 11 other soldiers and one Iraqi civilian.
  • The soldier who died of a heart attack Dec. 8 was assigned to the 155th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), and was on guard duty at a forward operating base.

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

Elsewhere in Iraq, Task Force Baghdad soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, on patrol discovered a large cache of munitions in southwestern Baghdad Dec. 9. They found 180 40 mm rounds half-buried in the ground on the side of the road. The stockpile was near previous weapons cache sites discovered earlier by Task Force Baghdad soldiers. An explosive ordnance disposal team later destroyed the rounds, officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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