A soldier who was seriously injured while serving in Iraq was shot in the chest by a colleague, Dutch military police have said.
Inquiries are continuing into the incident, which happened on the Erbil military airbase in northern Iraq on Sunday. A military team police is expected to travel from the Netherlands to conduct a full investigation.
Both men are serving with the 11th Air Assault Brigade, who are part of the Dutch unit guarding the base.
The wounded soldier is being treated in a military hospital in Baghdad.
Een rechercheteam van de Koninklijke Marechaussee zal in Erbil (Irak) onderzoek gaan doen naar een schietincident, waarbij een militair een andere militair tijdens wapenonderhoud heeft verwond. pic.twitter.com/3JVORhW480
— Koninklijke Marechaussee (@Marechaussee) August 22, 2022
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