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Two marines killed, confirms US
Associated Press, PTI
Doha, March 22, 2003
First Published: 01:50 IST(22/3/2003)
Last Updated: 01:50 IST(22/3/2003)

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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