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Reports: U.S. soldier committed suicide at Kuwait's Camp Arifjan

A soldier assigned to U.S. Army Central died in a noncombat-related incident at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in Kuwait, according to an official Army statement.

Multiple regional media outlets have cited a report from Kuwait's Interior Ministry claiming the soldier died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The agency's English-language website did not include such a statement, but its Arabic one does — saying, according to a translation, that the unnamed soldier "committed suicide by shooting himself with his gun, inside the camp" and that he died shortly after arriving at a hospital.

Both the ministry and the Army Central news release say the incident is under investigation. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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