BAGHDAD, Iraq – A coalition soldier was found dead in a lake at a military compound near the town of Fallujah (search) Friday, the U.S. military said.
The soldier, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives, had been reported missing since Thursday and had been swimming.
A search was undertaken after fellow soldiers found some of the soldier's belongings and clothing at the edge of the lake.
No other details were immediately available.
Fallujah is a Sunni Muslim stronghold about 30 miles west of Baghdad. It has been the site of several attacks against coalition forces by alleged loyalists of the ousted regime of Saddam Hussein.
Also Friday, another soldier was killed and eight others injured when their armored vehicle rolled over in an accident 12 miles south of Iraq's Al Asad Air base, a U.S. military statement said.
"The personnel were traveling in an M113 armored personnel carrier on a mission when they encountered a four-foot drop off on the side of the road that caused the vehicle to throw a track and roll over," the statement said, adding that names were being withheld pending notification of relatives.