Eight U.S. Soldiers Killed on Memorial Day

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Baghdad (AP) The Department of Defense is reporting that at least eight U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on Memorial Day.

All the deaths occurred in restive Diyala province north of Baghdad.

Two of the soldiers were killed in a helicopter that went down. It's not immediately known if the helicopter was shot down or suffered mechanical difficulties.

Six soldiers were killed in explosions near their vehicles.

At least 110 U.S. troops have been killed in May. And with these deaths, at least 3,460 members of the military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003.

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