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Five U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attack

Five U.S. soldiers are killed when a bomb explodes under their vehicle in an attack west of Baghdad. In a separate incident in Fallujah, gunmen attack two civilian vehicles, killing several foreign nationals. Fallujah was the site of intense fighting between U.S. Marines and insurgents last week. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.

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