US Serviceman Held Over Soldier Deaths in Iraq

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An American serviceman is in pre-trial detention in connection with the fatal shootings of two soldiers and the wounding of another in Iraq.

A military statement released today said Neftaly Platero is being held following the killings of two soldiers last Thursday.

The military said an investigation is under way.

Military spokesman Brigadier General Jeffrey Buchanan said US forces are “saddened by this tragic event”.

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