Fight between detainees leaves 1
dead, several injured
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A dispute broke out between two groups of
detainees at one of the compounds of the Camp Bucca theater internment
facility at approximately 11 p.m., April 15. The fight left one
detainee dead. The fight was confined between the detainees in one
compound and was not directed at U.S. forces.
The guards regained control of the compound and immediately began
rendering medical treatment. Efforts to save the detainee's life ended
when he died as a result of his wounds. Twelve other detainees were
injured during the fight.
The guards conducted a headcount and all detainees at Camp Bucca have
been accounted for.
The remains will be transferred to the Iraqi government and returned
to the family upon completion of an autopsy. This is standing
procedure for all detainees who die while in custody of the
Camp Bucca is located in the southeastern region of Iraq and holds
more than 6,000 detainees.
The incident is currently under investigation.
TEXT PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR TASK FORCE 134
(DETAINEE OPERATIONS). For more information, contact LTC GUY RUDISILL