BAGHDAD, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- An American soldier has been killed in an "indirect fire attack" on a military base southwest of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Friday.
A military statement said the Multi-National Corps-Iraq soldier was killed on Thursday in the attack on the Camp Liberty base, which located near the Baghdad International Airport. The base is part of a larger U.S. military's Camp Victory Base Complex at the edge of the Iraqi capital.
The term "indirect fire" in the U.S. military statements usually refers to rocket or mortar attack.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the statement added.
The latest death brings the number of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq to about 4,348, since the breakout of the U.S.-led war on Iraq in 2003, according to media account based on Pentagon figures.