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Defence written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Adam Price Adam Price Spokesperson (Defence; Transport; Economy & Taxation; Miners Compensation; Regeneration; Trade & Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there was British (a) military and (b) civilian involvement in the initial incident involving two vehicles in Basra on 6 March 2006; and whether British troops discharged their weapons in the aftermath of the incident.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

holding answer 13 March 2006

There was no UK military or civilian involvement in the initial incident. UK military responded, during which they came under fire and fired six shots in reply. As far as we are aware no one was injured as a result.

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