BAGHDAD (AP) - Two American soldiers were killed in separate attacks on their convoys over the weekend in the Iraqi capital, the military said Monday.
The first soldier died early Sunday in a firefight after two armed assailants opened fire, said Sgt. Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the military. The soldiers opened fire, killing one of the attackers and wounding the other. The wounded suspect was taken into custody.
In the second attack late Monday, insurgents threw a homemade bomb at another U.S. convoy, killing a soldier. Both of the dead American solders were from the Army's 1st Armored Division, the Germany-based division which is charged with occupying Baghdad.
At least three U.S. troops have been killed in Baghdad in a 24-hour period.
At midday Sunday, an assailant shot and killed a U.S. soldier waiting to buy a soft drink at Baghdad University, firing once from close range.