31/03/2004

Five Coalition soldiers killed in Iraq bomb attack

Five Coalition soldiers have been killed in an area west of Baghdad today when the vehicle they were travelling in was destroyed by a roadside bomb, it has been reported today.

The nationalities of the soldiers has not yet been confirmed. However, Bloomberg has reported that the five were US military personnel.

Elsewhere, two civilians have been killed when the convoy they were travelling in was ambushed in Fallujah. It has been reported that the bodies were taken from their burning vehicle and dismembered by an angry crowd.

The pair are thought to be foreigners but, again, their nationality has yet to be confirmed.

(gmcg)

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