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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Attacks killed five Coalition service members April 8 and 9. The casualties occurred in the following incidents:

One 1st Cavalry Division Soldier was killed and another wounded at about 8:30 a.m. April 9 when their quick reaction force (QRF) was targeted by a coordinated attack. The QRF was responding to an earlier mortar attack in the vicinity of Camp Cooke. The attack consisted of an IED followed by small arms fire. The wounded Soldier has been returned to duty. The Soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

One 13th Corps Support Command soldier and one civilian truck driver are dead and 12 are injured as the result of an attack on their convoy at approximately 12:25 p.m. April 9 near the Baghdad International Airport. The injured were evacuated to Logistics Base Seitz and some were further evacuated by air to combat support hospitals. The names of the dead are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The incident is under investigation.

Three Marines serving with the First Marine Expeditionary Force were killed April 8 as a result of enemy action in the Al Anbar province while conducting security and stability operations. Note: A fourth Marine who died April 8 has already been reported to the press via Release No. 040408a.

Release #040409a

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