Three US soldiers killed, six wounded in Iraq

Insurgents attacked a US Army patrol as it was trying to control the movement of insurgents and enforce curfew restrictions in a northeastern neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday, killing one US Multinational Division-Baghdad soldier and wounding five others, the command said. The same day, one Task Force Lightning soldier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, died of wounds resulting from an explosion near his vehicle while conducting operations in Diyala Province north of the capital. The blast also wounded one soldier. In southern Iraq, a 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) soldier died Monday when his M-1117 Armored Security Vehicle rolled over north of Camp Adder, which is 320 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of Baghdad, the military said. The deaths raised to at least 2,905 the number of members of the U.S. military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.