Wednesday, August 13

Iraq Update

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- One American soldier was killed early Wednesday and one was wounded when their armored personnel carrier ran over an improvised explosive device north of the Iraqi capital, U.S. military officials said.

This latest death brings to 268 the total number of U.S. troops killed since the Iraq war began -- 175 hostile, 93 non-hostile. The fatality is the 60th incurred by U.S. forces in combat in Iraq since President Bush declared an end to major fighting May 1.