Nine U.S. troops killed in Iraq

October 18th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Nine U.S. troops killed in Iraq

Media: The Associated Press
Byline: n/a
Date: 18 October 2006


BAGHDAD, Iraq_Roadside bombs and enemy fire killed eight soldiers and one
Marine in action in and around Baghdad, the military reported Wednesday,
raising to 67 the number of U.S. troops killed in October.

Four soldiers died when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle at about 6:50
a.m. (0350 GMT) Tuesday morning west of Baghdad, the military said in a
brief statement.

Three soldiers attached to Task Force Lightning, assigned to the 3rd Heavy
Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were killed and one wounded
during combat in Diyala province east of Baghdad, the military said. The
wounded soldier was evacuated to a military hospital.

Another soldier died around 9:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) Tuesday when suspected
insurgents attacked his patrol in northern Baghdad, the military said.

A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 also died Tuesday from
injuries sustained during fighting in Al Anbar Province, it said.

No other details of the attacks were given and the soldiers' names were
being withheld pending notification of their families.

October's death toll is on a pace that if continued would make the month the
deadliest for coalition forces since January 2005.

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