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US Soldier Charged with Killing Fellow Servicemen


US troops in the Iraqi city of Fallujah (file photo)

US troops in the Iraqi city of Fallujah (file photo)

The U.S. military says an American soldier has been charged with killing two other U.S. servicemen in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

In a statement released Wednesday, the military said Neftaly Platero has also been charged with one count of attempted murder.

He is accused of shooting three soldiers after an argument last month.

The military says the shootings were premeditated, and that it is continuing to investigate the incident.

Platero will be tried in a military court.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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