Five US Marines die in Iraq bomb

10/06/2005 - 18:10:45

Five US Marines have been killed in a roadside bomb blast in western Iraq, the military said today.

The Marines were killed yesterday while conducting combat operations near the volatile Anbar province town of Haqlaniyah, 90 miles northwest of Baghdad, the US military said in a statement.

The Marines were assigned to the Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Their identities are being withheld until relatives have been notified.