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Updated: U.S. Soldier Kills 5 Troops at U.S. Base in Iraq

'Stressed out' soldier in military custody after attack at Camp Liberty

MSNBC reports that a U.S. soldier, who apparently suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, opened fire on a clinic at a U.S. base in Iraq, killing five soldiers and wounding three.

"NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reported the assailant took his own life after the violent outburst," according to MSNBC. "The attacker was described as a 'stressed out' U.S. soldier."

Retired Col Jack Jacobs tells MSNBC that this is evidence of the adverse effects of "repetitive tours (with) no end in sight," which "makes life very difficult" for U.S. troops.

Liliana Segura is a staff writer and editor of AlterNet's Rights and Liberties and War on Iraq Special Coverage.

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