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IEDs Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq; Two Marines Die in Anbar

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2006 – Enemy roadside bombs claimed the lives of three U.S. soldiers in Iraq over the past two days, another soldier died today of non-combat causes, and two Marines were killed yesterday during fighting in Anbar province, U.S. officials reported.

An improvised explosive device killed a soldier with the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team today during a convoy escort mission north of Baghdad, officials said. An IED explosion yesterday near Baqubah, Iraq, killed a U.S. soldier who was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. Another soldier, assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division’s 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, died yesterday from injuries suffered when his vehicle was struck by an IED near Mosul, Iraq.

Two U.S. Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died yesterday due to enemy action during anti-insurgent operations in Iraq’s Anbar province, and a U.S. soldier with the 15th Sustainment Brigade died today of non-combat injuries.

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

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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