updated 12/28/2006 12:54:46 AM ET 2006-12-28T05:54:46

Three U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bombs in and around Baghdad, the military said Thursday.

Two soldiers died Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded while they were on a foot patrol southwest of the Iraqi capital, the military said in a statement. Another soldier was wounded in the explosion, the military said.

A third solider was killed in a separate attack Wednesday in an eastern section of Baghdad, another statement said. The unit was on a route clearing mission when a roadside bomb exploded nearby, the military said. Two other soldiers were wounded.

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