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Published:May 7th, 2007 10:46 EST
Three Servicemembers Killed, Two Wounded

Three Servicemembers Killed, Two Wounded

By SOP newswire

Three U.S. troops were killed yesterday, two in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, and two servicemembers were wounded yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.

Two U.S. servicemembers were killed and two others wounded yesterday when an apparent Afghan National Army soldier fired shots into their vehicles as they left the Pol-E-Charki Prison in Kabul. Other Afghan National Army soldiers providing external security for the prison rushed to the aid of the U.S. personnel and fatally shot the rogue soldier.

The two wounded soldiers were listed in stable condition. U.S. and Afghan officials are investigating the incident.

A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed yesterday when a patrol was attacked with small-arms fire in the western section of the Iraqi capital.

The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Combined Joint Task Force 82 news releases.)