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US soldier killed, 2 injured in RPG attack Thurs. night

(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) Sept. 26, 2003 - An American soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in northern Iraq. The US military says it happened late Thursday night when someone fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the soldiers' vehicle in the oil-producing city of Kirkuk.

The US military says the soldiers are from the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The death raises to 86 the number of US soldiers killed by hostile fire since May 1st, when President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq.

The military says an American soldier died and another was injured in a fire in northern Iraq.

The fire happened in an abandoned building in the Tikrit area Thursday night. The soldiers were from the Fourth Infantry Division. No further details are available.

posted 2:26pm by Chris Rees

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