First Published: 2004-10-04

Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

Two US soldiers killed by small arms fire in Baghdad, car bomb in Mosul targeting US military convoy kills another.


Middle East Online

BAGHDAD - Two US soldiers were killed by small arms fire at a traffic control checkpoint in the Iraqi capital on Sunday, the US military said Monday.

"Two Task Force Baghdad soldiers were killed by small arms fire," the military said in a statement. "The soldiers were engaged by small arms fire at a joint traffic control point Sunday afternoon."

Another US soldier was killed in the northern city of Mosul when a car bomb exploded, targeting a US military convoy.

"At 4:00 pm (1300 GMT) this afternoon a car bomb hit a military convoy, one soldier was wounded and has been evacuated to a military hospital," said an army spokeswoman, Angela Bowman, adding the injury was not life threatening.

On September 29, a car bomb hit a US convoy in Mosul, wounding six soldiers and two Iraqi civilians.

Based on Pentagon figures, the latest deaths bring to 1,051 the number of US troops killed in Iraq since last year's invasion.


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