Special report: Tension escalates in Iraq
BAGHDAD, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- An American soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a suicide car bomb explosion near their vehicle in Salahudin province, north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
The soldier was killed as a result of fatal wounds sustained from the explosion on Monday, the military said in a statement.
The wounded soldiers were transported to the closest military facility for treatment, the statement said, adding the name of the deceased soldier is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The latest death brings the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq to about 3,888 since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to media count based on Pentagon figures.