US soldier in Iraq kills five colleagues

May 12th, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, May 11 (DPA) A US soldier opened fire at an American base in Baghdad Monday, killing five of his colleagues before he was taken into custody, the US military said.
The incident took place at about 2 p.m. (11 a.m. GMT) at Camp Liberty, a large coalition base northeast of Baghdad’s airport, the statement said.

The shooting was under investigation, the US military said, providing no further details. CNN reported the shooting took place at the base’s stress clinic.

“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all the service members involved in this terrible tragedy,” Colonel John Robinson, a spokesman for US forces in Iraq, said.

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