(dpa) - Insurgents have killed six US soldiers in Iraq, the US military reported Tuesday.
Four were killed Sunday and Monday in attacks in the capital Baghdad, while two others were killed by a bomb in the city of Balad to the north of Baghdad.
Suspected al-Qaeda terrorists killed a clan chief and his three sons Monday evening near the village of Khalis to the north-east of Baghdad, Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.
Sheikh Aziz Mohammed Faraj, head of the Obaid clan, was a brother- in-law of the former vice president, Isset Ibrahim al-Duri, who went into hiding five years ago when the US-led invasion toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Al-Duri is believed to be supporting the armed struggle against the US occupation of Iraq.
Faraj was head of a local militia that was fighting al-Qaeda, Aswat al-Iraq reported. d