Military: Suicide Bomber Kills US Soldier In Iraq

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq.

A statement says the attacker struck a Multi-National Division — North soldier during operations Wednesday in Diyala province. U.S. and Iraqi forces launched an offensive this summer to try to rout insurgents from the rural area north of Baghdad.

At least 4,171 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.