12 U.S. troops killed in Iraq in 48 hours
While people are still talking about Virginia State, Americans and Iraqis are dying in the masses. - The Angryindian
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Twelve U.S. troops have been killed in attacks over the past two days in Iraq -- 10 soldiers and two Marines -- according to the U.S. military.
In the deadliest attack, a roadside bomb struck a military vehicle on Thursday in northeastern Baghdad, killing five U.S. soldiers, three Iraqi civilians and an Iraqi interpreter.
A U.S. soldier and two civilians were wounded.
Also Thursday, a rocket-propelled grenade struck a U.S. military vehicle in northern Baghdad, killing a soldier and wounding three others.
On Wednesday, a roadside bomb killed two U.S. Task Force Marne troops and wounded four others southwest of Baghdad.
In addition, two Marines were killed in combat operations in Iraq's Anbar province on Wednesday.
With the deaths, 3,545 U.S. military personnel, including seven civilian employees of the Defense Department, have died in the Iraq war -- 68 of them in the month of June.