Iraq: insurgents linked to US Marine deaths caught

Iraqi troops captured two suspected insurgents linked to a suicide bombing that killed three US Marines and several Sunni sheiks who have turned against the terror network, the military said Friday. An al-Qaida front organization, the Islamic State of Iraq, has claimed responsibility for the June 26 attack, which underscored the dangers facing Sunni tribal leaders who have turned against the terror movement and cooperated with US and Iraqi authorities. The three Marines were killed along with at least 20 Iraqis when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a building in the Anbar province town of Karmah, 80 kilometers west of Baghdad, as dozens of sheiks were attending a meeting with US officials. The US command said two interpreters for the Americans also were killed.