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US service member killed in bomb blast in northern Iraq

A member of the US military was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq today, officials said, as Iraqi forces in the region continued their push on Mosul.

world Updated: Oct 21, 2016 00:53 IST
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Iraqi army gather after the liberation of Khalidiya village, south of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq.
Iraqi army gather after the liberation of Khalidiya village, south of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq.(Reuters)

A member of the US military was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq on Thursday, officials said, as Iraqi forces in the region continued their push on Mosul.

“A US service member died from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq,” Pentagon officials and the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said.

They did not immediately identify the service member, or say whether he or she was one of the more than 100 US troops advising Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga as they push toward the IS-held city of Mosul on multiple fronts.

The death is at least the fourth time a US military member has been killed in combat in Iraq since operations against IS began there in 2014.