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Six more US troops reported killed in Iraq

US military announces the deaths of six more American soldiers in combat operations in Baghdad.

world Updated: Jul 07, 2007 09:21 IST

The US military on Saturday announced the deaths of six more American service members in combat operations in Iraq, most of them in the Baghdad area.

Two soldiers died on Friday and three others were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in east Baghdad, the military said.

A US soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed on Friday when an explosively formed penetrator exploded near their patrol in southeastern Baghdad, the military said. Three more soldiers were wounded.

Explosively formed penetrators are high-tech bombs that the US believes are provided by Iran. The Iranians deny the charge. Three other service members were killed Thursday _ two Marines in western Anbar province and a soldier in Baghdad, the command said.