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U.S. Soldier Kills Five Fellow Troops in Iraq

A U.S. soldier opened fire on his comrades Monday morning at a base near Baghdad, killing five and wounding at least three more, according to a statement by the U.S. military. The shooter has yet to be publicly identified, but is believed to be in custody.

“Anytime we lose one of our own, it affects us all,” said military spokesperson Col. John
Robinson, in the

While intra-military shootings are not completely unheard of, this is the largest shooting since operations began in Iraq over six years ago.

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