US soldiers killed in Iraq

A bomber has detonated his car beside a US patrol in southwest Baghdad, killing two American soldiers and wounding two others, the army says.

    Pentagon: 1518 US military personnel have died in Iraq

    The military said in a statement on Saturday that the incident was under investigation.

     

    Earlier on Saturday, the military announced that a US marine was killed in action on Friday in Iraq's al-Anbar province.

     

    The soldier with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force "was killed in action yesterday, while conducting security and stability operations in al-Anbar province", the statement said.

     

    It gave no further details about his death, saying "the release of more details about the incident could place our personnel at greater risk".

     

    Al-Anbar includes the towns of Falluja and Ramadi, west of Baghdad.

     

    The latest death took to 1518 the number of US military personnel killed in Iraq since the invasion of the country just over two years ago, according to a toll compiled from Pentagon figures.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.