BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Three American soldiers were killed Thursday when their convoy was hit by gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in northern Iraq, a military spokeswoman said.
The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were traveling in a convoy toward Qayyarah, 186 miles north of the capital, Baghdad, when they were at attacked, Spc. Nicole Thompson told the Associated Press.
The 101st participated in Tuesday's raid on a house in Mosul where Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai were killed, along with a bodyguard and a teenager believed to be Qusai's son.
The deaths brought to 158 the number of American servicemen killed in action since the war began March 20, surpassing by 11 the death toll in the 1991 Gulf War.
On late Tuesday and Wednesday, two American soldiers were killed in separate attacks on their convoys, including one near the Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, and another in Ramaldi, 60 miles west of the capital. The latter attack killed one soldier and wounded two others.