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Iowan among those charged in soldier death


An Iowan is among nine soldiers being charged in the death of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan.

The Associated Press reports that the Army has charged Sergeant Jeffrey Hurst, 26, of Brooklyn, along with eight other soldiers in his company in the death of 19-year-old Private Danny Chen.

Chen was found in a guard tower in Kandahar Province in October, with what the Army thought may have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Chen's family claims he was bullied by other soldiers because he was Chinese.

The soldiers are still in Afghanistan and have been assigned to a different base and removed from their duty positions.

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