U.S. service member killed in northern Iraq

March 19, 2016 4:49 PM

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WASHINGTON A U.S. service member who was part of the coalition fighting Islamic State was killed in a rocket attack in northern Iraq, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday.

The official said two rockets were fired at a base in Makhmur, a town between the cities of Mosul and Kirkuk. One of the rockets did not cause any damage the official said.

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