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Iraq investigating death of US troops

Iraq investigating death of US troops

Iraq's Defense Ministry says it's investigating the shooting deaths of two American troops by an Iraqi soldier near the northern city of Mosul.
The gunman opened fire on the soldiers near the entrance to a combat outpost on Saturday, then was killed himself.
Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Askari said Tuesday that investigators will probe the attacker's motives and possible connections to insurgent organizations.
The attack has sharpened worries about insurgent infiltration in government forces as the Americans begin to withdraw.
There have been other cases of Iraqi forces turning on their American partners. One American soldier and an interpreter were killed in February when two Iraqi police officers opened fire on them in Mosul.