posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 06:11 PM
Three Black Watch soldiers have been killed and eight injured in a suicide attack in Iraq.
A vehicle was detonated at a Black Watch checkpoint, followed by mortar fire at around 1300 local time, Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram said.
An Iraqi translator also died. Six of the injured are already back at base.
The 850-strong force has been attacked repeatedly since it arrived at Camp Dogwood, 20 miles from Baghdad, on Friday, after a request from the US.
The latest attack brings to 73 the number of UK military personnel deaths in Iraq.
The remaining two injured soldiers are expected to be released from hospital on Friday.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said on Thursday night the next of kin of all three soldiers had been informed but the names of the dead men would not
be released until Friday.