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(回答先: 首都でも米兵襲撃、１人死亡＝イラク ［時事通信］ 投稿者 あっしら 日時 2003 年 6 月 11 日 17:13:38)
U.S. Paratrooper Killed in Baghdad Attack
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. paratrooper was killed and another wounded in Baghdad when unidentified assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at their emplacement, a military statement said Wednesday.
It said the soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade were manning a weapons collection on Tuesday afternoon in the southwestern suburbs of the city when a van pulled up about 250 yards from the checkpoint and a number of men exited. They fired two RPG rounds at the squad and then fled down the alleyway, the statement released by the U.S. Central Command said.
One of the grenades fell short but the other exploded killing one of the paratroopers and seriously injuring another. He is listed in critical condition.
Despite the ouster of Saddam Hussein's regime on April 9, U.S. troops have continued to be attacked, mainly in central and western Iraq. Dozens of soldiers and Iraqis have been killed or wounded in daily skirmishes, including at least 10 U.S. troops in the past two weeks.
On Tuesday, the military said that a total of 205 coalition troops had died since the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Of those, 135 were killed in hostile activities and 70 in friendly fire incidents or other accidents.
A total of 627 service members were injured since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 20, the military said.
2003 The Associated Press