Two marines killed, confirms US

  • Associated Press, PTI, Doha
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  • Updated: Mar 22, 2003 01:50 IST

Two US marines were killed in Iraq, the US Central command confirmed on Friday.

The first, from 1st marine Division, died early on Friday after leading his infantry platoon in a fire fight to secure an oil pumping station in southern Iraq.

The marine's platoon engaged a platoon of dismounted Iraqi infantry. The marine was transported by helicopter to a surgical company in Kuwait.

The second, a marine from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, died at approximately 4 pm while taking actions against enemy Iraqi forces near the port of Umm Qasr.

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