Man in Iraqi Uniform Kills 2 US Soldiers

3 others wounded in Mosul attack
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2009 1:08 PM CDT
Map locates Mosul, Iraq, where a gunman killed two U.S. soldiers
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(Newser) – A man in an Iraqi army uniform shot and killed two US soldiers and injured three others just outside Mosul today, Reuters reports. The attacker was killed in the firefight as well, initial reports say. An Iraqi police lieutenant-colonel said the man was an Iraqi soldier who also served as imam at an Iraqi military training camp.

US soldiers are set to leave Iraqi cities in June, but Mosul may be the lone exception; along with Nineveh, it is considered one of the last al-Qaeda footholds. A similar assault occurred in Mosul last November, with an Iraqi soldier shooting two US soldiers in an attack blamed in al-Qaeda.