Former Iraq occupier kills several people at US military base

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A shooting has left at least four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 injured at a US Army base in Fort Hood, Texas, the site of another mass shooting in 2009, the US military said.

Fort Hood’s commanding general said the gunman, an Army specialist who had served in Iraq and was being treated for behavioral and mental health issues, had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The commander, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, told reporters that the soldier’s motive remained unclear, but that the shooting did not appear to be related to terrorism.

The shooting comes a few days after two people were shot and killed aboard a guided-missile destroyer at a US Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia.

In another shooting incident last September at the Washington Navy Yard, which is some 200 miles north of Norfolk, a gunman killed 12 people before he was shot dead by police.

Source: Agencies

 

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