Two US soldiers killed in Iraq
Two American soldiers were killed and two others were wounded when a grenade exploded in an apparent accident near Baghdad.Updated: Apr 15, 2003 13:13 IST
Two American soldiers died and two more were wounded on Monday when a grenade exploded in an apparent accident as they worked on a vehicle south of Baghdad, the US Central Command (Centcom) said onTuesday.
The two members of the Fifth Corps were killed in "an apparent accidental detonation of a grenade while they were performing maintenance on a vehicle in a checkpoint south of Baghdad", at 1200 GMT on Monday, a statement said.
"The incident was not a result of hostile fire," Centcom added in the statement issued in the Iraqi capital.
The wounded soldiers were evacuated to a field hospital for treatment, and an investigation was underway, it said. The names of the dead were being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
First Published: Apr 15, 2003 10:48 IST