US soldier killed in blast northeast of Baghdad

An explosion in the Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, killed one US soldier and wounded nine others, the military announced Friday. The attack occurred Thursday while the soldiers, from the Multinational Division-North, were conducting combat operations, the military said in a statement. The identity of the soldier killed was not released pending notification of relatives. The death raised to at least 3,384, the members of the US military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.