MOSUL, Iraq (AP) – A roadside bomb hit a U.S. convoy Saturday, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding a second, the U.S. military said.

The attack occurred near Beiji, about 90 miles south of the northern city of Mosul. The soldier was assigned to Task Force Olympia, which is based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

As of Friday, July 16, 886 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 654 died in hostile action.


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