OIF Update, May 2, 2009: 2 US Soldiers Killed, 3 Wounded South of Mosul by Uniformed Iraqi
Dispatches from the Front:
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, TIKRIT, Iraq, May 2, 2009 -- Two Multi-National Division - North Soldiers were killed and three wounded during a small arms fire attack at a combat outpost south of Mosul early this evening.
According to initial reports, an individual dressed in an Iraqi Army uniform fired on the Coalition forces and was killed in the incident.
The incident is currently under investigation.
The names of the deceased and wounded are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.
The French news agency AFP reported that a Mosul police officer identified the assailant as Hassan al-Dulaimi, a soldier who also served as the imam of a mosque at an Iraqi army training centre south of the city, the capital of Nineveh province.
The latest deaths bring to 4,284 the number of American losses since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, according to a count based on the independent Web site icasualties.org.
(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)
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