U.S. soldier dies in Iraq

Other News Materials 9 February 2009 12:14 (UTC +04:00)

A U.S. soldier has died as a result of a non-combat related incident in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Monday.

A military statement said a soldier assigned to Multi National Division - Baghdad (MND-Baghdad) was killed on Sunday without saying how or where exactly the incident occurred, Xinhua reported.

MND-Baghdad is also known as Task Force Baghdad, whose major area of responsibility is the city of Baghdad.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the statement said, adding that the incident is under investigation.

About 4,239 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the U. S.-led invasion in Iraq in March 2003, according to media count based on Pentagon figures.