Bomb attacks kill three US soldiers in Iraq

Three US Army soldiers were killed in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Iraq, the military said Friday. In the worst one, a soldier died of injuries he sustained when his patrol hit a bomb in southern Baghdad on Thursday, the military said. When other soldiers arrived as a rescue team, a second roadside bomb exploded, killing another soldier, the military said. That same day, an American service man assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) was killed when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb explosion in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, the military said. The names of the soldiers were withheld pending notification of their relatives. The attacks raised to 2,008 the number of members of the US military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an AP count.