2 U.S. soldiers die of non-combat incidents in Iraq
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    BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Two U.S. soldiers died in separate non-combat related incidents in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

    One soldier, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad (MND-Baghdad), died Friday due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, a military statement said without elaborating where and how the incident took place.

    MND-Baghdad is known as Task Force Baghdad. Its major area of responsibility is the city of Baghdad.

    Also on Friday, a second soldier, assigned to Multi-National Division South (MND-S), died from non-combat related injuries, another statement said without elaborating.

    MND-S is also known as the Red Bull Division. Its responsibility is to assist Iraqi security forces with security and stability missions in the area south of Baghdad, ranging from Najaf to Wasit provinces and extending to Basra, some 550 km south of Baghdad.

    The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the statements added.

    The latest deaths bring the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq to about 4,355, since the breakout of the U.S.-led war on Iraq in 2003, according to media account based on Pentagon figures.

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Editor: Lin Zhi
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