Seven American troops were killed in half a dozen separate attacks around Iraq on Saturday. Roadside bombs, the biggest problem for U.S. troops, were responsible for most of the deaths. May was the deadliest month for U.S. troops since November 2004.


Seven US troops have been killed in six separate incidents in Iraq, most of them roadside bomb attacks.

Two were killed in restive Diyala province, north of Baghdad, where US troops are fighting an al-Qaeda insurgency, the US military said.

All of the attacks happened on Saturday. The military said the incidents were under investigation.

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