Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wire: Roadside Bombs Kill 4 US Troops in Iraq

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2009 -- Newswire services this afternoon reported that the U.S. military says four American soldiers have been killed by roadside bombs in northern Iraq and Baghdad.

Three soldiers with Multinational Corps Iraq died Tuesday when an improvised explosive device targeting their patrol detonated in northern Iraq at approximately 11:40 a.m.

In a separate incident, the military says a roadside bomb struck a patrol in southern Baghdad, killing one American soldier also assigned to Multinational Corps Iraq.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The death raises to at least 4,343 the number of members of the U.S. military who have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003. That's according to an Associated Press count.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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