Two U.S. Soldiers Die, One in Ambush

One U.S. soldier was killed in an ambush in Baghdad Monday and a second died in a traffic accident south of the capital, the military reported.

In the combat death in central Baghdad, the soldier died and three were injured when an attacker dropped a grenade on a convoy from an overpass, the military said. That death brought to 49 the number of soldiers killed in a guerrilla war since May 1, when U.S. President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq. In all, 164 U.S. soldiers have died in combat in Iraq, 17 more than were killed in the 1991 Gulf War. It took the military hours to confirm the attack had happened. Witnesses had given reporters varying accounts much earlier in the day, saying at least three U.S. soldiers were injured or killed in the attack. Full Story

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