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2 US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad Ambush


An ambush Thursday night in an impoverished section of Baghdad has left two U.S. soldiers dead and four wounded. The ambush occurred in the same neighborhood where hours earlier a suicide bomber killed a total of 10 people.

The U.S. soldiers, all with the 1st Armored Division, were attacked Thursday night while on routine patrol in the mostly Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in Baghdad. U.S. military officials say the soldiers were ambushed. No other details were provided.

Sadr City was the scene earlier Thursday of a car bomb attack at the local police station that left a total of 10 people dead, including the bomber.

Also on Thursday a Spanish air force sergeant was shot to death in front of his home.

The attacks occurred on the six-month anniversary of the liberation of the Iraqi capital by the U.S.-led coalition.

The U.S. administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, said late Thursday that adjustments are being made to increase the level of security throughout Baghdad. He said coalition forces would be reconfigured to make them more mobile. He also said improvements would be made in the area of intelligence gathering.

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