Two U.S. soldiers were killed and seven injured Saturday in a traffic accident in northern Iraq (search), a military statement said.

The brief statement said the soldiers were part of a unit attached to the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division (search), and that the accident occurred on the road between the cities of Mosul and Tikrit.

It gave no further details, adding that the names of the troops involved would be released after their families are notified.