A U.S. soldier was killed and six wounded in fighting in Iraq (search), the military said Monday.

The soldiers were with the 3rd Infantry Division (search), which is charged with patrolling the capital, Baghdad, said Spc. Giovanni Llorente, a military spokesman.

The spokesman gave no details on the time or place of the attack, and the names of the dead and wounded were withheld pending notification of next of kin.

However, there were several explosions along the al-Khadra Highway (search) in western Baghdad early Monday, and an Associated Press photographer on the scene said witnesses reported U.S. casualties. It was not clear if it was the same incident referred to by the military.