Two US soldiers killed in Iraq

Two more US soldiers have been killed in Iraq, as US-led occupation forces continued to face unrelenting resistance attacks.

    Resistance forces have mounted an average of 22 attacks a day in recent weeks

    The occupation force said on Sunday the fatalities occurred near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk where US troops came under a rocket-propelled grenade attack. Another US solider was wounded in the attack.

    The latest deaths brought to 103 the total number of Americans who have died in combat since US President George Bush announced the end of combat on 1 May.

    More attacks

    US troops came under resistance attacks elsewhere in Iraq as well.

    The Aljazeera correspondent quoted eyewitnesses seeing a rocket hit a US ammunition truck in the flashpoint town of Falluja, triggering a huge explosion and a blaze.

    Iraqi gunmen then fired on the US troops caught off guard.

    "I saw American casualties and gunmen fired on them," said a news agency photographer who was driving close to the convoy when the attack took place.

    "American soldiers fired back," he added.

    US soldiers also came under mortar attack near the city of Samara, about 120km north of Baghdad.

    Our correspondent quoted locals as saying that US helicopters were flying over the area.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.