U.S. soldiers killed by man wearing Iraqi uniform


BAGHDAD, Iraq — A man clad in an Iraqi security force uniform shot and killed two American soldiers and wounded three others Saturday, the U.S. military said.

The soldiers were killed just south of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, where anti-U.S. militants have a strong presence. The shootings underscored the dangers for U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces in that city.  It is not yet clear whether the shooter was a member of the Iraqi military.



The Interior Ministry said he was a soldier in training who was standing close to U.S. soldiers when he aimed his firearm at them and began shooting at a training facility in Hamam al-Alil.

The U.S. military said the man was dressed as a soldier and was killed. He had attacked troops from Multi-National Division-North at a combat outpost, the military said.

Also on Saturday, Iranian forces targeting Kurdish rebels shelled a village in Iraq, an official from Iraq’s Kurdish region said.

Forces used helicopters to attack the village and shelled it with artillery. The village is just over the Iranian border in Iraq’s Sulaimaniya province — a Kurdish region.


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