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U.S. Soldier Killed in Baghdad Attack

U.S. Soldier Killed in Baghdad Attack

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- One U.S. soldier was killed and three were injured Monday when an attacker dropped a grenade from a downtown Baghdad overpass onto a convoy, the military said.

The death brought to 49 the number of soldiers killed in a guerrilla war since May 1, when President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq. In all, 163 U.S. soldiers have died in action in Iraq, 16 more than in the 1991 Gulf War.

It took the military hours to confirm the attack. Witnesses had given reporters varying accounts earlier in the day, saying at least three U.S. soldiers were injured or killed in the attack.

"I saw at least two injured soldiers, then I saw the third one who was thrown out of the car. They (others soldiers) pulled him under the car," said witness Alim Naati.

Shihab Ahmed, who owns a nearby flower shop, said he was told all the soldiers died.

The witnesses said the victims were in canvas-top Humvee moving along Palestine Street in central Baghdad.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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