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Iraq: Four U.S. Soldiers Reported Wounded In Separate Attacks

Baghdad, 17 September 2003 (RFE/RL) -- A report today says four U.S. soldiers were wounded in two separate attacks near Baghdad. The Agency France Press news agency quoted an unnamed U.S. military spokesman as saying three soldiers with the 1st Armored Division were wounded when their convoy was attacked on the southern outskirts of Baghdad late yesterday.

AFP reported a fourth soldier from the 4th Infantry Division was wounded earlier yesterday when his convoy came under fire from rocket-propelled grenades at Balad, north of Baghdad.

U.S. forces in Iraq have faced almost daily attacks since U.S. President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat operations in the country on 1 May.