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U.S. Marine Killed in Central Iraq

May 7, 2005

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ A U.S. Marine was killed by a bomb Saturday in central Iraq, the military said.

The Marine died of injuries caused by an explosion during combat operations in Karmah, 50 miles west of Baghdad, the military said in a statement. The Marine was assigned to Regimental Combat Team-8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

The name of the Marine was not released.

At least 1,593 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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