The U.S. military says
a soldier has been killed in Baghdad in a roadside explosion. The
U.S. soldier died Monday after an explosive device was detonated.
Details of the blast have not yet been released, and authorities
said they were notifying members of the soldier's family.
Improvised explosive devices using artillery shells and other
munitions have been increasingly used to target military convoys
recently throughout Iraq.
U.S. authorities also say two fires that erupted over the weekend
on the main oil pipeline from Iraq to Turkey could take up to two
weeks to repair. The U.S. military says the incidents are under
investigation and that sabotage is a possible cause.
The pipeline resumed operating only last Wednesday for the first
time since the war began, and it managed to run for two days before
the first rupture occurred.