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US soldier shoots Iraqi driver dead

Press TV [1]
Saturday, July 11, 2009

An American soldier has shot dead an Iraqi truck driver on a highway north of the capital of Baghdad, the US military says.

According to a military statement, the incident happened after the truck, which was approaching a broken down US logistic convoy on the highway between the cities of Tikrit and Balad, did not respond to warnings for it to stop, AP reported on Saturday.



The military said soldiers flashed vehicle lights and shouted for the truck to stop, but it continued to accelerate.

The US and Iraqi forces are jointly investigating the incident.