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UPDATED: 15:09, July 02, 2007
Two U.S. soldiers killed in insurgent attacks in Baghdad
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Insurgents killed two U.S. soldiers in two separate attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, the U.S. military said on Monday.

A soldier was killed when a roadside bomb explosion followed by small arms fire attack on a joint U.S. and Iraqi patrol in western Baghdad, the military said in a statement.

Two other Iraqi police officers were also wounded in the attack, the statement said.

Another soldier was killed when insurgents attacked his combat patrol with small arms fire in southern Baghdad, another military statement said.

The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the statements said.

About 3,580 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the Iraq war broke out in March 2003, according to media count based on Pentagon figures.

Source: Xinhua

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