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Suspect in Kuwait Grenade Attack Named

The U.S. military on Sunday identified a soldier held on suspicion of a fatal grenade attack on his comrades in Kuwait and military sources said he may have acted out of anger over the war with Iraq. A 27-year-old captain, Christopher Scott Seifert, was killed and 15 servicemen wounded early on Sunday in the attack on a tented command area at Camp Pennsylvania, the rear base for the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. George Heath, a spokesman for Fort Campbell in Kentucky, the division’s home base, said the suspect had been identified as Army Sgt. Asan Akbar. Heath said the investigation was continuing, indicating that no charges had so far been laid. One military source, who did not wish to be identified, said of Akbar: “He’s a Muslim, and it seems he was just against the war.” Heath declined to speculate on a possible motive. Full Story

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