US soldier killed near Mosul as Iraqi official assassinated
A US soldier was killed in a roadside bomb attack in northern Iraq, a US military spokesman said.
In Tall Afar, located west of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, the roadside bomb exploded, killing the soldier and injuring another.
According to a statement issued Tuesday by the US military's Task Force Olympia, the soldiers were traveling in a convoy when the bomb went off at 5:15 p.m. Monday.
Meanwhile, Iraq's trade minister said one of his top civil servants was shot dead outside his home last Wednesday in an apparent political assassination.
Hussein Abdul Fattah, the trade ministry's deputy director general for administration, was shot dead as his car pulled out on the street, Ali Allawi on Tuesday told AFP.
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