Five soldiers from the US-led forces in Iraq were killed and three remained missing after their unit was attacked south of Baghdad early Saturday morning, the military said.
The attack on a patrol of seven US soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter soldier occurred at 4:44 a.m. near Mahmoudiya, in a Sunni insurgent stronghold about 30 kilometers south of Baghdad, the military said.
Troops were searching for the three missing troops, the military said.
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