Four US troops killed in Iraq, military says

A US Marine and two soldiers were killed in separate attacks Tuesday west and south of Baghdad, while a third soldier died the day before, the military said. The military said a Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 died from "wounds sustained due to enemy action" Tuesday in Anbar province, an insurgent hotbed that stretches from just west of Baghdad to the Jordanian and Syrian borders. A soldier with the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division was killed in enemy action in Anbar on Monday, while a second, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7, died of wounds suffered in combat in Anbar on Tuesday, the military said in a separate statements. A bomb also killed a soldier with the Multi-National Division in Baghdad who was on a foot patrol early Tuesday south of the capital, according to a statement.