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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack

world Updated: Nov 19, 2007 09:39 IST

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Three American soldiers were killed in a suicide attack during combat operations in the Iraqi city of Baquba, north of Baghdad, the US military said.

The military said in a statement the soldiers were killed as a result of a "suicide vest attack" on Sunday, but gave no further details.

The US military's overall losses in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion have now reached 3,866, according to an AFP tally based on Pentagon figures, which also take into account soldiers who die after leaving Iraq for treatment.

At least 861 US soldiers have been killed since the beginning of 2007, already the deadliest year for the military since the 2003 invasion.