100 US soldiers confined after missing equipment

Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 18:39

Washington: Nearly 100 American soldiers have
been confined to a major base in Washington state following a
report of missing sensitive military equipment, including
scopes and night lasers, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Soldiers in the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division unit
can have day visits but must sleep at the base at night, said
Major Chris Ophardt, a spokesman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
a joint army and air force base in Washington state.

Authorities conducted an inventory last month and are
trying to determine how long the equipment has been missing,
CNN quoted the spokesman as saying.

The unit has been home from Iraq since September 2010.
Authorities have offered a USD 10,000 reward. No more
information was immediately available.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 18:39

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