Suicide Bomber Kills Five U.S. Soldiers

Posted on March 10, 2008

A suicide bomber has killed five U.S. soldiers in Baghdad - the deadliest attack since late January. The AP says the soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest. The soldiers were on foot patrol. The attack is the deadliest on U.S. forces since a roadside bombing in January.

The number of U.S. casualties in Iraq is approaching 4,000. The icasualties.org website has U.S. Iraq death toll at 3980. U.S. deaths are down considerably from figures about six months ago.

The New York Times reports that the suicide bomber came up to the troops and started talking to him before detonating his suicide vest.