September 8, 2009
[efoods]Roadside bombings in Iraq killed four American troops and seven Iraqis in a flurry of attacks Tuesday corresponding with a Muslim holy month when insurgents regularly step up their fighting.
The attacks, which occurred in Baghdad and several hot spots in northern Iraq, also left 28 people wounded.
The strikes fell during the holy month of Ramadan, considered to be a time of peace and giving for Muslims across the world.
The Americans died when roadside bombings targeted their patrols, the U.S. military said. Three U.S. troops were killed near the Salaheddin provincial city of Baiji in northern Iraq. Another service member was killed in southern Baghdad.