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The Mystery Deepens

MSNBC reporting that suspicion for that terrorist attack is falling on two translators. But Fox, relying on a Sky News reporter in the camp, says the translators appear to have been cleared, and now military authorities are looking for a soldier based in the camp, who has gone AWOL. Also, two grenades may have gone missing from the weapons supply case. Two grenades, as you’ve read, were used in this attack on the officers’ tent.

UPDATE: Fox no longer indicating that translators might have been cleared, only that they are being investigated.

UPDATE.2: NBC reports that the soldier is in custody now, and is a suspect in the attack. It is not being considered a terrorist attack any longer, but is a criminal investigation. Brokaw speculates that it might turn out to be a case of a soldier going nuts and turning on his own kind.

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