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Eight Coalition Soldiers Killed in Car Bomb Attack

1st Armored Division Soldiers operating south of Baghdad in the vicinity of Mahmudiyah were attacked at about 11:30 a.m. today by a car bomb.
Initial reports indicate that eight U.S. Soldiers were killed and four were wounded. A quick reaction force has secured the area and medevac helicopters have transported the wounded to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad.
Names of the deceased are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. The incident is under investigation.

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