Five Soldiers Killed In Attacks
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2003 - Five U.S. soldiers were killed and
10 were wounded as the result of insurgent attacks in Iraq, according
to U.S. Central Command reports.
A U.S. Army 1st Armored Division soldier
was killed and six others were wounded today when a vehicle exploded
around 8:30 a.m. near Al Bayra Police Station in Baghdad.
In another Baghdad incident, an 18th Military Police Brigade soldier
was killed Oct 26 during a 10:30 p.m. mortar attack at Abu Ghuraib
prison that also wounded two other American troops.
About a half-hour earlier, an improvised explosive device killed two 1st Armored Division soldiers
on a patrol in Baghdad, CENTCOM reported. The explosion injured
two other soldiers.
All the wounded troops were evacuated to the 28th Combat Support Hospital for
Also, an American soldier died during the early morning rocket
attack Oct. 26 on the Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad. The attack also
injured at least 15 other people. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, who was staying at the hotel
at the time of the attack, escaped harm.
A U.S. Army 4th Infantry
Division soldier was killed Oct. 26 around 1:15 a.m. from
a nonhostile gunshot wound in Baqubah, CENTCOM reported. The
soldier was taken to a medical treatment facility, but was pronounced
dead upon arrival.
The soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of
next of kin. All incidents are under investigation.