One Marine, Two Soldiers Killed in Iraq
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2007 One Marine and two soldiers were killed in Iraq Feb. 16 and yesterday, military officials reported.
One soldier died in a grenade explosion in Baghdad yesterday. The soldier’s unit was conducting a combat patrol when a grenade was thrown at his vehicle by an insurgent, killing the soldier.
Insurgent small-arms fire killed another soldier on patrol north of Baghdad yesterday. The soldier’s unit was conducting a combat security patrol on foot when it came under fire.
A Marine assigned to Multinational Force West was killed Feb. 16 while conducting operations in Anbar province.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)