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American soldier held for
attack on US troops

March 24, 2003 00:47 IST

An American soldier is being questioned about a grenade attack on American troops at a Kuwaiti base early on Sunday, that killed one soldier and wounded 13, six of them seriously.

The US army said the 101st Airborne Division's Camp Pennsylvania was attacked by 'one or more unknown assailants.'

A British journalist told CNN that an American soldier has been detained in this connection. The American army has restricted journalists from reporting the incident.

However, later in the day, MSNBC identified the soldier as Sergeant Asan Akbar from an engineering unit attached to the 101st Airborne Division, which was preparing to move into Iraq to join the invasion when the attack took place.

The Chicago Tribune quoted US army spokesman Max Blumenfeld as speculating 'that the motive in the attack most likely was resentment.'

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Sub: Shock and Awe

this had to happen any day but it has happened now any how no regrets on this matter for bush because it is not his ...

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Sub: Attack on Iraq

Sir, To what extent the ultimatum given by Mr. Bush to Saddam for leaving his country within twenty four hour is justified? Those having faith ...

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The American army has restricted journalists from reporting the incident... Is this the kind of freedom of expression that Bush is going to bestow upon ...

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Mr. Anees, neither is the ultimatum justified nor the war...infact if one looks closely at the situation in the UK and the USA, one would ...

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The incident shows the deep sense of resentment and frustration among sections of US army over the Iraqi war which Bush has imposed on the ...

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