BAGHDAD, Iraq – A bomb killed a U.S. soldier on a foot patrol Saturday south of Baghdad, the military said, after a particularly deadly week for U.S. forces in Iraq.
The soldier with the Multi-National Division in Baghdad died at about 7:20 a.m. Saturday due to injuries "suffered from a bomb explosion while on a dismounted patrol south of Baghdad," according to the statement.
Earlier Saturday, the military announced the deaths of two other soldiers from the same division.
One soldier was killed by a roadside bomb at about 2:45 a.m. Friday in the capital, according to a statement. The attack occurred hours before clashes broke out on a volatile street near the heavily guarded Green Zone, prompting the Iraqi government to impose a curfew.
Another soldier from the same division died in a "non-combat incident" at about 5 p.m. Friday, the military said, adding the incident was under investigation.
The names of the soldiers were not released pending notification of next of kin.
At least 2,520 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.