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US soldier dies in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in northern Iraq.

Italian soldiers with the NATO- forces secure the area after a suicide attack near the city of Herat, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. The suicide attack on Sunday had no casualties except death of the bomber, officials said. (AP Photo/Fraidoon Pooyaa)

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in northern Iraq.

A statement by the military says the Joint Base Balad soldier was killed while conducting operations on Monday.

The incident is under investigation and no details were given.

The name of the deceased soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The death raises to at least 4,400 the number of U.S. military personnel who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. That's according to an Associated Press count.

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