British military officials in Iraq say three British soldiers have been killed in a suspected roadside bombing in the southern part of the country.
The British command says the attack occurred early Saturday in the city of Amarah, north of Basra.
The combat deaths were the first for British forces in Iraq in months.
British forces, based in the mainly Shi'ite south, have suffered far fewer losses than the much larger U.S. force fighting Sunni Arab insurgents and foreign fighters in the rest of Iraq.
Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.