US soldier killed by bomb blast in Iraq

US soldier killed by bomb blast in Iraq
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A service member was killed and another injured Sunday in Iraq after an improvised explosive struck their vehicle, according to the U.S. military-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Defense Department has not released the nationality or names of the service members, “pending notification of next of kin," Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement.

The Washington Post reported that the attack involved Americans.

No other details of the attack were released.

At least 13 U.S. troops have now been killed while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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In July, Iraqi forces, aided by the U.S.-led coalition, liberated Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, from ISIS control. The forces are now attempting to remove the group from other cities in northern Iraq including Hawijah, north of Baghdad.

More than 5,000 U.S. troops are in the country but are not directly involved in combat. They are instead serving in support and advisory roles.