Wire: 2 US Soldiers Die in Iraqi Roadside Bomb Attack
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that the U.S. Military in Iraq says two U.S. soldiers have died from wounds suffered in a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad.
A military statement says two 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) soldiers died of wounds suffered following an improvised explosive device in eastern Baghdad Aug. 28 at approximately 2:30 a.m.
On Thursday, a series of car bombs in and around Baghdad that targeted mainly Iraqi security forces killed one person and wounded at least 11 others, VOA News said.
The attacks come as troops tightened security around Shi'ite mosques, shrines and political party offices ahead of the massive funeral procession for prominent Shi'ite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim.
(Report from newswire and MNF - I sources.)
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