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Seven more US soldiers killed in Iraq

Insurgents kill seven more US soldiers in a series of roadside bomb attacks in Iraq.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2007 08:49 IST

Insurgents killed seven more US soldiers in a series of roadside bomb attacks in Iraq, the US military has announced.

Three soldiers were killed and another one was wounded when a makeshift bomb exploded near their vehicle north of the Iraqi capital on Saturday, the military said in a statement.

The incident occurred as their unit was on a security escort mission, it said, without specifying the exact location.

Two soldiers were killed on Friday in separate roadside bombings in the restive northern province of Diyala, the military said, adding that three other troops were also wounded in one of the two explosions.

Another two troops were killed on Thursday in an eastern district of Baghdad when a bomb exploded against their patrol. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack, the military added.

The latest fatalities brought the US military's losses in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion to 3,068, according to an AFP count based on Pentagon figures.

A significant part of US losses have been caused by roadside bomb attacks, mostly in the Sunni province of Al-Anbar in western Iraq or in Baghdad.

First Published: Jan 28, 2007 08:49 IST