Three American troops were killed Wednesday in a rocket attack near a U.S. base close to the Iranian border, according to U.S. military officials. The deaths reported early Thursday. Further details were not immediately available.
A total of 15 U.S. soldiers have been killed or died in non-hostile incidents this month in Iraq,. Exaclty two years ago was the last time that 15 US troops were killed in Iraq.
A total of 39 Americans have died or been killed in Iraq so far in 2011.
Earlier this week, two soldiers were killed by an armor-piercing grenade that was lobbed at their vehicle in Diyala province.