First Published: 2005-08-23

 
Eight US troops killed in three days in Iraq
 

US soldier, contractor killed in suicide bomb blast in Baquba in one of deadliest months for US military in Iraq.

 

Middle East Online

1,868 US soldiers killed in Iraq since the US-led March 2003 invasion

BAGHDAD - Seven people were killed Tuesday, including one US soldier and a contractor, when a suicide bomber attacked a joint US-Iraqi coordination centre in the restive Iraqi town of Baquba, the US military said.

Five Iraqis, including a policeman, lost their lives in the attack which targeted a Provincial Joint Coordination Centre in this restive Sunni town.

Nine US soldiers were wounded ,while US civilian contractor was also wounded along with six Iraqi civilians and four Iraqi policemen.

The US military earlier announced that two US marines and a US soldier were killed in separate attacks over the past three days in Iraq,.

One marine was killed on Monday when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb during a combat operation near the former rebel bastion town of Fallujah, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Baghdad.

Earlier Tuesday, the military said a US soldier was killed in a rocket attack by rebels in the south of Baghdad on Monday.

Two soldiers were killed and two wounded Monday when a roadside bomb hit their patrol southwest of Samarra, a Sunni insurgent stronghold recaptured in a US-backed offensive last autumn.

Two more were killed late Sunday when their vehicle rolled over during a patrol near Tal Afar, west of the main northern city of Mosul, the military said.

A second marine was killed by a roadside bomb on Sunday during combat operations west of Baghdad. This attack also took place near Fallujah in the restive Sunni heartland.

The deaths brought to 1,868 the number of US military personnel killed in Iraq since the US-led March 2003 invasion, according to an AFP tally based on Pentagon figures.

August has been one of the deadliest months for the American military in Iraq since the invasion.

 

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