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U.S. Marine Killed In Clashes In Iraq

1 November 2004 -- The U.S. military said today a Marine was killed and four others wounded during a day of clashes around the city of Al-Ramadi yesterday.

The precise cause of the death was not given, but three U.S. Marines were also injured in a roadside bomb blast as their convoy passed through the Sunni Muslim bastion.

U.S. troops and insurgents exchanged a barrage of mortars, rockets, and gunfire.