Thursday, April 21, 2005

Fort Bragg, North Carolina - US Army Sergeant Hasan Akbar has been convicted of murder and attempted murder from the first and only known incident of fragging of the Iraq War. The nighttime attack at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait on March 23, 2003, left two officers dead and 14 other soldiers injured. Prosecutors claimed that Akbar said he he launched the attack because he was concerned that US troops would kill fellow Muslims in Iraq. On Monday the same jury will contemplate his sentence which could be death.