Stress is a killer
May 12, 2009
A US soldier has shot dead five of his colleagues at a base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Pentagon says.
Two other people were hurt in the shootings and the gunman is in custody, Pentagon officials have said. An earlier military statement said the incident had happened at Camp Liberty near Baghdad’s international airport at about 1400 (1100 GMT).
The White House said US President Barack Obama was shocked by news of the “terrible tragedy”. The president planned to discuss it with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said spokesman Robert Gibbs.
The shooting reportedly occurred at a clinic where troops receive help for personal issues or combat stress.
- BBC News