BAGHDAD, Iraq – The number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq has topped 1,500, an Associated Press count showed Thursday after the military announced the deaths of three Americans, while car bombs targeting Iraqi security forces killed at least four Iraqis in separate attacks.
The latest reported American deaths brought the toll to 1,502 since the United States launched the war in Iraq in March 2003, according to the AP count.
The military said two U.S. troops died Wednesday in Baghdad of injuries suffered when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle. Another soldier was killed the same day in Babil province, part of an area known as the “Triangle of Death” because of the frequency of insurgent attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces.
The tally was compiled by the AP based on Pentagon records and AP reporting.