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Three U.S. Soldiers Killed In Eastern Baghdad

13 October 2004 -- Three U.S. soldiers were killed late yesterday after their convoy hit a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad.

The U.S. military said there were no other casualties.

U.S. and Iraqi forces in recent days have intensified operations against insurgents, attacking suspected militants across a wide area to the northwest of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, the United States says it will investigate a report by the UN nuclear watchdog agency that equipment and material that could be used to make nuclear bombs had disappeared from Iraq.

The International Atomic Energy Agency on 11 October said the U.S. and interim Iraqi governments appeared not to notice that nuclear-related equipment and materials had gone missing.