MOSUL, Iraq – A roadside bomb detonated near a U.S. military convoy on Sunday outside the northern city of Mosul (search), killing one U.S. soldier and wounding another, the military said. Two Iraqi children were injured in the blast, said Dr. Mohammed Ahmed of al-Jumhuri hospital.
The bomb exploded as the convoy passed a road west of Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, said Capt. Angela Bowman, a U.S. military spokeswoman in Mosul.
The soldiers that were killed and wounded were assigned to Task Force Olympia (search). The wounded soldier was in stable condition, the military said. The names of the soldiers were being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
In a separate attack, gunmen opened fire on a car, killing an Indonesian citizen and injuring a Filipino, hospital officials said. Two Iraqis, the car's driver and a bodyguard, were also killed in the attack, Dr. Dhia Taha said.
Insurgents have routinely attacked U.S. troops and foreigners involved in reconstruction projects.