4 U.S. Soldiers Killed, 2 Wounded In Blast In Eastern Baghdad

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 3:21 pm
By: News On 6

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ A roadside bomb exploded Thursday in eastern Baghdad, killing four U.S. soldiers and wounding two others, the U.S. military said.

The attack began when a bomb went off as a U.S. unit was returning from a search operation in the mostly Shiite area, the military said. Moments later, a second bomb exploded, killing and wounding the soldiers.

A demolition team that searched the site after the attack found an explosively formed projectile, a type of high-tech bomb that the U.S. military believes comes from Iran. The device was detonated by the team.

The military said a U.S. soldier was killed Wednesday in combat in Anbar province, west of Baghdad.

In addition, a Marine assigned to Multi National Force-West also died Wednesday in a non-combat related incident in Anbar, the military said in a separate statement. It said the incident is under investigation.