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New details revealed on Guantanamo prison clash

Posted: April 16, 2013 11:36 a.m.
Updated: April 16, 2013 11:36 a.m.
 

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The top medical official at the Guantanamo Bay prison says five detainees were injured in the weekend clash with guards.

Navy Capt. Richard Stoltz says none of the injuries were major. Stoltz says one prisoner was struck with rubber pellets from what the military calls a "less-than-lethal" round. Another cut his head in what officials said was a self-inflicted wound. Three others were scraped when guards herded them out of a communal section and into single cells.

Officials say two guards were struck in the head by prisoners but both have since returned to work.

Guantanamo Bay officials met with journalists Tuesday to give a detailed account of the incident. They said the raid was necessary because prisoners covered up security cameras during an ongoing hunger strike.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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