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Five U.S. Troops Killed In Iraq

2 February 2006 -- Five more U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq.

The U.S. military released statements today saying that three of the troops were killed by a roadside bomb south of Baghdad. Two troops were killed in separate shooting incidents, one south of the capital, the other near Al-Fallujah. The military statements say they were all killed on 1 February.

Meanwhile, fighting was reported between U.S. forces and local Shi'ite militia in Baghdad's Al-Sadr City district today. One civilian casualty was reported.

And reports say that Iraqi police have found several bodies near Al-Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad. Reports say the victims were bound and blindfolded before they were shot execution-style.

(compiled from agency reports)
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