Attacks against US forces in Baghdad area continue; More than 200 US, British troops killed since the start of the war
Two U.S. military police soldiers were injured and one Iraqi civilian was killed in Baghdad on Sunday when they came under attack on a highway, the latest in a series of hit-and-run strikes on occupation forces. A U.S. military spokesman said both were evacuated to a military hospital.
Also on Sunday, Iraqi fighters ambushed a U.S. patrol near Khaldiyah, some 55 kms west of Baghdad, using rocket-propelled grenades. One grenade struck a Bradley fighting vehicle, but didn't cause any significant damage or injuries.
The U.S. soldiers returned fire with 25 mm cannon, but apparently didn't inflict any casualties on the attackers, who ran away.
Meanwhile, the toll of American dead since the start of the Iraq war amounted to more than 200. In addition, some 42 British troops have died in the current conflict. The American death toll was still far below the 382 U.S. troops killed in the 1991 Gulf War. (Albawaba.com)
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