Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sources: 4 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq as Military Completes Withdrawal

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2009 -- Newswire services and U.S. military sources this morning reported that four U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in Iraq on June 29.

In the attack Monday against U.S. forces, the military said the four soldiers who were killed served with the Multi-National Division - Baghdad but did not provide further details pending notification of their families. It said they died as a "result of combat related injuries."

The soldiers’ names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The U.S. military said the incident is currently under investigation.

The Associated Press said it was the deadliest attack against U.S. forces since May 21, when three soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in a roadside bombing in southern Baghdad.

(Report from newswire and Multi-National Corps - Iraq sources.)

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