5 U.S. Troops Killed In Attacks In Iraq

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 7:13 am
By: News On 6

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ Four U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed in attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's western Anbar province, the military said Monday.

The five deaths took place in separate attacks Sunday, the military said in a statement.

In Baghdad, a U.S.-Iraqi patrol was hit by a roadside bomb in a western district of the capital, then gunmen opened fire, killing one American soldier and wounding two Iraqi policemen.

A second soldier was killed when gunmen attacked his patrol in southern Baghdad, the military said in a statement.

Two soldiers and one Marine assigned to Multi National Force-West were killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar, the military said, without providing further details.

The servicemembers' names were not released pending notification of their families.

The deaths brought to 3,582 the number of members of the U.S. military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,939 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.