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67 dead, seven PoWs in Iraq war: Pentagon

The United States has lost 67 troops in the US-led war on Iraq, 54 of them by "friendly fire," a Pentagon official said late on Friday.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2003 08:31 IST

The United States has lost 67 troops in the US-led war on Iraq, 54 of them by "friendly fire," a Pentagon official said late on Friday.

The other 13 were killed in accidents or, in the case of two, in a grenade attack in a camp in Kuwait by another US soldier who has been charged with murder.

The Pentagon also acknowledged seven prisoners of war were being held.

Sixteen US troops are missing, a category, which often means it, has not been determined whether they have been killed or taken prisoner.

The Pentagon's latest casualty figure includes the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet jet shot down on Wednesday over Iraq who may have been hit by a US patriot missile, the US official said.

First Published: Apr 05, 2003 08:31 IST