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

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.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 59186167 -
Gray Television, Inc.