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A prisoner died Thursday after allegedly being assaulted by others confined at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, according to U.S. military officials.

The detainee was pronounced dead at 1:01 a.m. by an attending physician at the base’s medical facility.

The incident is under investigation.

The family will receive the remains after the investigation is done, officials say.

The death comes just a few days after another Iraqi prisoner died, also after reportedly being assaulted by other detainees, in Camp Cropper in Baghdad.

That prisoner was pronounced dead around 1 a.m. on July 7.


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