3 Soldiers Missing, 5 Dead

U.S. and Iraqi troops scour area for missing soldiers
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2007 7:00 AM CDT
U.S. and Iraqi troops search for missing soldiers.   (AP)

(Newser) – A pre-dawn attack on a patrol of seven U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi translator has left five dead and three missing, CNN reports. U.S. and Iraqi troops have joined together to search the violent and explosive region just south of Baghdad for the missing soldiers.

The area, nicknamed the Triangle of Death, is among those that have become harder to control since troops have transferred in an effort to pacify the capital.