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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
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June 5, 2003
Release Number: 03-06-18


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SEVERAL IRAQIS WOUNDED IN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE

CAMP DOHA, Kuwait -- A U.S. soldier injured four Iraqis when he unintentionally discharged several rounds (exact count unknown) from his M-240 medium machine gun while picking the weapon up in Baghdad Wednesday afternoon.

The four victims were struck in the legs, and one also received a grazing wound to the ear. All were evacuated to an Iraqi hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were not life threatening.

The unit commander is conducting an investigation.

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