Tuesday, March 27, 2007

U.S. base near Fallujah attacked; 30 insurgents killed, no U.S. casualties

Two soldiers at a forward operating base in the Fallujah area last week. It is not known if this was the base attacked.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. combat post was attacked by two suicide truck bombs and about 30 gunmen west of Baghdad on Monday, but American soldiers succeeded in repelling them and killed 15, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

The attack on the combat post in the Garma area, near Falluja, was unusual given that insurgents do not typically launch such large-scale military assaults. Eight U.S. soldiers were wounded in the fighting.

The U.S. military said soldiers opened fire on two trucks loaded with explosives that tried to smash their way into the compound, detonating both of them

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