Six US troops killed in and around Baghdad

October 18, 2006 09:22


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Roadside bombs and enemy fire killed five soldiers and one Marine in action in and around Baghdad, the military reported Wednesday, raising to 64 the number of US troops killed in October. Four soldiers died when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle at about 6:50 a.m. (0350 GMT) Tuesday morning, the military said in a brief statement. Another soldier died around 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) Tuesday when terrorists attacked his patrol with small-arms fire in northern Baghdad, the military said. A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 also died Tuesday from injuries sustained during fighting in Al Anbar Province, it said.

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