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KY Based Soldiers May Have Died From Friendly Fire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Military officials are saying that three soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, who died recently in Iraq, may have been killed by friendly fire.
The three 101st Airborne Division soldiers were part of an Army
company that was attacked by insurgents on January eighth, after
discovering several large hoards of explosives.
Military officials said the incident is being investigated to determine whether the soldiers were killed by shots from the enemy or by U.S. forces.
The three soldiers were part of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion,
327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. They were searching buildings that morning when they found more than a thousand pounds of homemade explosives, two 55-gallon barrels rigged to blow up, a roadside bomb, and bullets and bomb-making
materials.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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