Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
Afghan roadside bomb is deadliest attack in '09
Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 2:48 AM
Five U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan Tuesday.
Four soldiers died in southern Afghanistan after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb - the deadliest attack on American forces there this year, military officials said.
An Afghan civilian working with the soldiers was also killed.
In Iraq, two thugs wearing cop uniforms opened fired at a police station in the northern city of Mosul, killing one soldier and wounding three others. Their Iraqi interpreter was also shot dead.
The Defense Department released the names of the three soldiers who were killed in Iraq on Monday.
One of the fallen soldiers was Cpl. Michael Mayne, 21, of upstate Burlington Flats.
He and two other soldiers were killed in a gunfight in Diyala Province, one of the last Al Qaeda strongholds in the country.Meanwhile in Saint Louis: