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Five U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in northern Iraq (search) on Sunday, the U.S. military said.

Officials on Monday said three Task Force Freedom soldiers were killed in Mosul (search), 225 miles northwest of Baghdad. Details were not released.

A fourth Task Force Liberty (search) soldier died of wounds sustained in 10 a.m. car bomb attack against his combat patrol just north of Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, the military said in a statement.

A fifth soldier was fatally injured in a vehicle accident at 2:30 p.m. near Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, officials said. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

The names of the five soldiers were being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

As of Monday, May 22, 2005, at least 1,634 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.