US military says soldier killed north of Baghdad

February 11, 2007 16:17

A US soldier was killed after coming under small-arms fire northeast of Baghdad, the military said Sunday, raising the monthly American death toll to 37. The Task Force Lightning forces were conducting combat operations Saturday in Diyala province when insurgents attacked. The soldier was shot and later died of the wounds, the military said in a statement. The soldier's name was not released pending notification of relatives.

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