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Gunman opens fire on US military personal in Qatar

"What happened? Okay, here is what [Boucher] know[s], as far as the
facts. Earlier today, an armed gunman opened fire on personnel at the
Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Security personnel returned the fire, and
they killed the gunman."
QUESTION: (Inaudible) to contribute to the (inaudible) around the
shooting in Qatar?

MR. BOUCHER: Yes. I don't think -- see, if you ask that particular
question, the answer may be no. But let me check what I do have.

Anything contributes to the facts.

QUESTION: I mean --

QUESTION: What happened basically?

MR. BOUCHER: What happened? Okay, here is what I know, as far as the
facts. Earlier today, an armed gunman opened fire on personnel at the
Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Security personnel returned the fire, and
they killed the gunman. We are not aware of any American citizens who
were injured in this incident. The incident is still under
investigation, and for more details, you would have to check with the
Qatari Government.

QUESTION: But you can check with the Kuwaitis for good measure.

MR. BOUCHER: You can check with them, too, and ask the same question,
do they have anything to add to the facts.

QUESTION: Are you aware of other citizens, maybe citizens of Qatar who
might have been injured?

MR. BOUCHER: That's something you would have to check with the Qatari
Government.

QUESTION: Richard, you referred to an armed gunman. Aren't most
gunmen armed? (Laughter.)

QUESTION: I was going to ask the same question, but can I change the
subject?

MR. BOUCHER: Yes, sorry.

QUESTION: Can you describe what is the nature of the US cooperation
with Qatar at that air base?

MR. BOUCHER: No. The Pentagon would have to do any sort of military
cooperation questions.
 
 

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