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British Soldiers Die as Iraq Attacks Continue

Unidentified Iraqis ambush British troops in southern Iraq, wounding eight British soldiers. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of six British soldiers in a separate incident are not fully known, but officials believe they were killed by hostile fire. Meanwhile, Pentagon officials say the level of coordination involved in the ongoing attacks on U.S. and British troops in Iraq is "unclear." NPR's Tom Gjelten reports.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.