Iraq: Five US soldiers killed in roadside bombings

Five American soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings, the US military reported Saturday. Four of the deaths occurred in Baghdad and one in Tamim province, of which the northeastern city of Kirkuk is the capital, the military said in separate statements. The five were killed during operations Friday. The bombing in Tamim province also wounded three soldiers. The military gave no further information and said names of the victims were withheld until family could be notified. At least 3,958 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.