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Gunman in Iraqi Army Uniform Kills Two U.S. Soldiers


According to the Associated Press, two U.S. soldiers are dead after a gunman in an Iraqi army uniform opened fire in Northern Iraq. No other information is available at this time. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

While it is unclear if the shooter was a legitimate Iraqi soldier, a similar event occurred in May 2009 near the Iraqi City of Mosul where the gunman was simply posing as an Iraqi soldier. Two soldiers were killed, as well as three others injured, during that attack.

UPDATE: Below is the latest information from the AP:

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. military says a gunman wearing an Iraqi army uniform has killed two American soldiers in northern Iraq.

A military statement says the Americans were among a group of U.S. soldiers meeting with Iraqi security forces Tuesday at an Iraqi army compound near the city of Tuz Khormato, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

They were the first U.S. military deaths since President Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations on Aug.


According to Yahoo news, the gunman was killed during the attack. BNO News is reporting that nine others were injured in the attack, although the AP is not reporting any other injuries.

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