Two more U.S. soldiers have been killed and another wounded in two attacks in Iraq.
One American soldier was killed on Wednesday evening, near the city of Mahmudiyah, about 25 kilometers south of Baghdad. The U.S. military says the soldier was in a military convoy, which was hit by small arms fire.
Later, near the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, another U.S. soldier was killed and one was wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade fired at their convoy. The wounded soldier's condition is not known. He has been evacuated to a military hospital.
Earlier in the day, U.S. troops in Tikrit, about 175 kilometers north of Baghdad, came under rocket-propelled grenade attacks, but there were no injuries.
There have been daily attacks against coalition troops in Iraq for the past several weeks, mostly in the west and north of the country. Those areas are strongholds of groups, which are believed still to be loyal to Saddam Hussein.