(Baghdad, Iraq-AP) Oct. 25, 2005 - The number of US military killed in Iraq has climbed to 1,999.
The latest Americans added to the count are two Marines who were killed by a roadside bomb on Friday.
There have been two suicide car bombings Tuesday in a generally peaceful province. At least nine people were killed in one explosion near a regional government ministry in a predominantly Kurdish province.
Police say the explosion came about 45 minutes after a suicide bomber rammed a convoy carrying a senior Kurdish official. Two people were injured in that blast.
Earlier, a seven-year-old boy was killed by a roadside bomb that exploded near a US military convoy in Baghdad. The bomb missed the soldiers but killed the boy.