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Three Soldiers, Marine Killed in Action in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2005 – Four American servicemembers have been killed in action in Iraq since March 30, military officials in Baghdad reported.

A 2nd Force Service Support Group Marine was killed in action today while conducting a combat logistics patrol en route to Qaim. His vehicle struck a mine.

A Task Force Liberty soldier was killed in action near Hawijah today. No other information is available.

A soldier was killed in a small-arms attack during a March 30 patrol in east Baghdad. Soldiers determined a local Iraqi fired the fatal shots. The patrol surrounded and searched a house in the vicinity and detained five suspected terrorists for questioning.

Also on March 30, a Task Force Freedom soldier was killed, and five others were injured after insurgents opened fire on coalition forces at a checkpoint in Mosul.

The names of all will be withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Terrorists fired on a Task Force Liberty patrol near Duluiyah, March 30. The patrol returned fire, and the attackers fled. The patrol detained six men.

An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed in Rawah on March 30. The crash is under investigation.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

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