A U.S. Marine was killed and three others were injured Wednesday while clearing mines near the south central Iraqi city of Karbala (search), the U.S. military said.

An Iraqi fire department technician accompanying the Marines was also injured, said a statement from U.S. Central Command (search).

The injured were taken to a nearby medical facility.

The names of the dead and injured were being withheld pending family notification.

No other details were immediately available.

More than 65 Americans have been killed since President Bush declared an end to major hostilities May 1, about a third of them in combat.