American and British soldiers die in Iraq violence

Insurgents killed an American soldier near Baghdad and a British trooper in the south Sunday, as U.S. forces sealed off a house in the northern city of Mosul where eight suspected al-Qaida members died in a gunfight, some by their hand to avoid capture.

In Washington, a U.S. counterterrorism official said the identities of the suspected al-Qaida members was unknown. The official said spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, AP reports.

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