BAGHDAD - The U.S. military in Iraq announced Monday that two soldiers had been killed by roadside bombs north of Baghdad.
One soldier was killed in the Anbar province in Haditha, and the other was killed in the Salaheddin province, Alalam reported.
The deaths brought U.S. troop casualties to at least 42 for May.
Alalam reported 4,000 U.S. troops were searching for signs of three soldiers missing since Saturday whom al-Qaida claims to have captured. The soldiers were on patrol in the insurgent stronghold of Mahmudiyah south of Baghdad when they were ambushed in an attack that killed four U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi army interpreter.
Al-Qaida claimed on the Internet to have captured the soldiers.
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