U.S. soldier dies in central Iraq

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BAGHDAD: An American service member was killed in central Iraq on Tuesday, the U.S. military confirmed on Wednesday morning, but few details were immediately released.

A statement from U.S. Forces: Iraq said a U.S. service member was killed as a result of a non-hostile incident in central Iraq, but provided no other information. "The name of the deceased and details of the incident are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense," the statement said.

The fatality raises the total number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq so far this year to seven, according to a BNO News count based on official information. A total of 60 U.S. service members were killed in Iraq last year, most of whom died as the result of non-hostile incidents.

(BNO NEWS )

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