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Two U.S. soldiers, 3 Iraqis killed in attacks


BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A soldier with the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division died of wounds suffered in combat Friday evening north of Baghdad, according to the Coalition Press Information Center.

In two other insurgent attacks in Baghdad Friday, one U.S. soldier and three Iraqi citizens were killed, the coalition press information center reported. Four other people were wounded in the attacks.

A coalition statement said insurgents attacked a U.S. Army unit with small arms fire near Baqaba, north of Baghdad, Friday evening wounding a soldier who died later in a nearby medical facility.

Two other First Infantry Division soldiers were seriously wounded when their patrol was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade early Saturday morning near Baquba, according to a coalition military spokesman.

One soldier was killed and one KBR contractor was wounded when six mortars hit a coalition base Friday afternoon. The soldier was evacuated to a Combat Support Hospital were he was pronounced dead. The KBR contractor was treated for minor injuries and returned to duty.

In another incident in the crowded commericial area of Baghdad known as Kamalaya, three U.S. soldiers were wounded and three Iraqi bystanders were killed when insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device (IED).

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