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Attacks killed five Coalition service members April 7 and 8. The casualties occurred in the following incidents:

One Task Force 1st Armored Division Soldier was killed when two rockets impacted Camp Cooke at about 5:30 p.m. April 7.

One 1st Infantry Division Soldier was killed as the result of a small-arms fire attack at a checkpoint near Samarra at about 9:25 p.m. April 7.

One 1st Infantry Division Soldier was killed when a combat patrol was attacked by an improvised explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire near the town of Khan Bani Sa'ad at about 10:45 a.m. April 8. A quick reaction force responded, detaining two individuals.

Two Marines serving with the I Marine Expeditionary Force were killed -- one April 7 and one April 8 -- as a result of enemy action in the Al Anbar province while conducting security and stability operations.

In addition:

A Task Force Olympia Soldier died April 8 from injuries suffered in an improvised explosive device attack on a Coalition convoy in Mosul April 4. The name of the Soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Release #040408a

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