US soldier killed, 3 hurt in rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq

One US soldier was killed and three were wounded Wednesday in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the northwestern city of Mosul, the military said. The attack occurred while the Multi-National Division - North soldiers were conducting patrols in the city, which the US military has said is the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq. The three wounded soldiers were transported to a US medical facility, according to a brief statement. The death raised to at least 3,964 members of the US military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.