Six American soldiers were killed in a house trapped with
explosives in the volatile Diyala province on Wednesday during a
new US-Iraqi offensive against al-Qaida extremists, the U.S.
Another four were injured in the explosion, the military said in
Earlier in the day, the military also announced that three U.S.
soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Tuesday in an attack
in Salahuddin province, another target area of the new offensive
against al-Qaida in Iraq.
The latest deaths bring the total number of American soldiers
killed in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to 3,921, according
to media reports based on Pentagon figures.
(Xinhua News Agency January 10, 2008)