4 U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad

Four U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in separate attacks in the capital, including three in a single roadside bombing, the military said Monday, making April the deadliest month so far this year.

4 U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad
Four U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in separate attacks in the capital, including three in a single roadside bombing, the military said Monday, making April the deadliest month so far this year.

The roadside bomb killed three Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldiers and wounded another while they were on a combat patrol Sunday in eastern Baghdad, the military said. An Iraqi interpreter also was killed in the attack.

Another Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldier on a combat patrol was killed by small arms fire in eastern Baghdad Saturday, the military said in a separate statement.

Both attacks occurred in eastern Baghdad, a predominantly Shiite area where American and Iraqi forces have stepped up their activities as part of a security crackdown that began on Feb. 14.

The deaths raised to at least 103 American troops who have died in Iraq as April draws to a close, making it the deadliest month since December, when 112 Americans died. The U.S. monthly death toll has topped 100 five other times since the Iraq war began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count based on military figures.

At least 3,350 members of the U.S. military have died since the war started, according to an AP count.
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