Soldier Detained After Shooting on U.S. Base

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military says a civilian contractor from
Louisiana has been shot and killed on an American military base in
Iraq.

Authorities say a U.S. soldier has been detained in connection with the incident.

They say the shooting happened at Camp Speicher in Tikrit.

Houston-based KBR confirms that the 27-year-old man killed was one of its employees.

A military statement says the Army is leading the investigation into the matter.

A public affairs official says the military offers "sincere condolences" to the contractor's family.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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