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Detainee dies at Camp Bucca

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A 30-year-old male detainee at Camp Bucca died from an apparent heart attack at approximately 6 p.m., May 14.

Medics responded to one of the compounds where a detainee was complaining of chest pains and quickly moved the detainee to the hospital. The detainee experienced cardiac seizure and died after life-saving procedures failed to resuscitate him. An attending physician pronounced him dead at 6 p.m. at the hospital. The detainee had been detained at Camp Bucca since December 2004 as a security threat to Iraq.

The remains will be transferred to the family upon completion of an autopsy. This is standing procedure for all detainees who die while in custody of the Multi-National Force.

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 AT GUY.RUDISILL@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL.


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