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2 U.S. Troops Die in Iraq Accident

May 31, 2003|From Reuters

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. soldiers were killed and seven were injured Friday when their military vehicle was involved in a traffic accident in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said.

The soldiers were among a growing number of American casualties in recent days in both firefights and traffic incidents.

The command, which oversees U.S. military operations in Iraq, said in a brief release that the two soldiers, attached to the Army's 101st Airborne Division, were killed when their Light-Medium Tactical Vehicle crashed between Mosul and Tikrit north of Baghdad.

No details of the accident were given, but the statement said the injured soldiers were taken to a military hospital.

Friday's incident brought to at least 10 the number of American soldiers killed in attacks or accidents in Iraq this week.

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