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IEDs Claim 2 Soldiers' Lives, U.S. Troops Grab 3 Suspects

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2004 – Improvised explosive devices killed two American soldiers in Iraq today, while U.S. 1st Infantry Division troops seized suspected insurgents in separate operations.

A 13th Corps Support Command soldier was killed and another was injured when a convoy encountered an IED near Balad. In eastern Baghdad later in the day, an IED explosion killed one Task Force Baghdad soldier and injured two others.

Soldiers with the 1st Infantry's 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, captured Mahmoud al-Duri and Ahmad Shihab Ahmad al-Duri near Dwar today. During a second search operation conducted near Duluiyah, soldiers detained Sabiah Quaddori al- Khazraji, who is believed to have attacked coalition forces July 21.

The three detainees were taken to coalition facilities for questioning.

On Sept. 7, Iraqi security forces rescued a young Iraqi man who'd been kidnapped Sept. 5. Five anti-Iraqi-government members were captured during the operation.

Multinational forces medical personnel gave about 100 Iraqi residents of Kush health exams Sept. 6. Examinees also were provided health information, and some received medicine and vitamins.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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