Bomb kills 3 US service members in Iraq

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers north of Baghdad, pushing the US death toll in the five-year conflict to nearly 4,000. Two Iraqi civilians also died in the roadside bombing, which occurred as the Americans were patrolling an area northwest of the capital, the US military said in a statement. Two of the soldiers were killed in the blast and the third died of wounds, the statement said. The soldiers were assigned to Multinational Division-Baghdad, the statement said, but gave no further details.