US reports 4 killed, 4 wounded in Baghdad attacks

Four American soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in two attacks in Baghdad, the US command said Wednesday. Three were killed and two were wounded by a roadside bomb in east Baghdad, according to a military statement, which added that the bomb was an explosively-formed penetrator, a type the US says Iran has been supplying to Shi'ite militias; a charge the Iranians deny. The US said the blast occurred Tuesday in east Baghdad but gave no further details. An US Humvee was seen burning Tuesday at an intersection in Mashtal section of eastern Baghdad.