WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2006 – Eight Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers were killed yesterday in Iraq, seven of them after makeshift bombs struck their vehicles in and around Baghdad, military officials reported. Two soldiers died of wounds suffered when a makeshift bomb struck their vehicle in western Baghdad and one soldier died when his vehicle was struck by a makeshift bomb south of Baghdad. In addition, four soldiers died when a makeshift bomb struck their vehicle north of Baghdad.
Another soldier was killed by small-arms fire in eastern Baghdad.
The soldiers' names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.