Four US soldiers killed in explosion in Iraq

Four US soldiers died Monday from wounds suffered in a combat explosion in restive Diyala province north of Baghdad, the American military reported. Twelve others had minor injuries and returned to duty. The military statement announcing the deaths gave no other details and said identities of the victims were withheld until family could be notified. Earlier Monday the military said one soldier was killed during fighting in eastern Baghdad a day earlier. Two soldiers were wounded in the fighting.