POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Three US Soldiers Killed In Iraq

Three U.S. soldiers were killed in an apparent rocket or mortar attack near Nassiriya in southeastern Iraq on Wednesday, the U.S. military said.

Another two U.S. soldiers were wounded in what the military said in a statement was an "indirect fire attack," a term usually used to describe rocket or mortar fire, near Nassiriya, about 375 km (235 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

Iraqi police and hospital officials said up to 16 people were killed on a bus near Nassiriya on Tuesday in an apparent roadside bomb attack aimed at a passing U.S. military convoy.

The U.S. military has said of that incident that the bus was hit by an explosively formed penetrator, a particularly deadly, armor piercing form of roadside bomb, but that no one was killed.

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