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US Soldier Sentenced to Death for Killing Two US Officers in Kuwait

A U.S. military court has sentenced an Army sergeant to death for murdering two of his comrades and wounding 14 others in a grenade and rifle attack two years ago in Kuwait.

The 15-member military jury in Fort Bragg, in the U.S. state of North Carolina ruled Thursday Sergeant Hasan Akbar, a member of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, should be executed for ambushing the troops as they slept in tents at the start of the Iraq war.

His death sentence will be automatically appealed.

If Akbar is put to death, it would be by lethal injection.

His military lawyers claimed that constant ridicule over his being a black Muslim caused him to snap, triggering the attack.

Some information for this report provided by AP.