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Attack on Base Kills Two Soldiers; Soldier Killed in Anbar

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2007 – Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed and 17 wounded after insurgent forces executed a coordinated attack on a coalition force combat outpost north of Baghdad today.

Insurgents initiated the attack on the outpost with a car bomb detonation, officials said. The attack site has been secured and wounded soldiers have been evacuated. The incident is under investigation.

A soldier assigned to Multinational Force West was killed yesterday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province.

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

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)

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