Source AP ©

Iraqi interpreter and US soldier killed in roadside bomb explosion

A U.S. soldier and an Iraqi Interpreter were killed by a sophisticated roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Three other soldiers were wounded in the attack, the military said in a statement.

The soldiers were on a combat patrol Tuesday when they were struck by an explosively formed penetrator, or EFP, the military said in a statement. They had been returning to a U.S. military base after conducting an escort mission, it said.

EFPs fire a slug of molten metal capable of penetrating even the most heavily armored vehicles, and are have been responsible for hundreds of U.S. deaths in Iraq.

The victims' names were withheld pending family notification.

At least 3,874 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

Comments
The Amazon and the New Conquistadores
Moving inexorably towards war
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
US-led coalition strikes Assad's army in Syria
US-led coalition strikes Assad's army in Syria
US-led coalition strikes Assad's army in Syria
Moving inexorably towards war
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Indian Origin of Egyptian Civilization
The difference between Polish and Ukrainian nationalism is plain to see
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
What weapons the USA, Russia and China may use in case of World War III
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Sanctions do not stop foreign countries from buying Russia's S-400 systems
Mikhail Gorbachev shares his thoughts on nuclear war
Russia unveils nuclear-powered interstellar spaceship
Moving inexorably towards war
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia’s sanctions against Ukraine send message to Washington