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US servicemen questioned by Military Police

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that the Military Police at Keflavík Airport arrested a few US soldiers, on Saturday, when their military aircraft stopped in transit at Keflavík Airport. Some of the soldiers, coming from the mid-east, were handcuffed on the scene.

The aircraft, a C-23 flying in from Kuwait, was on its way to the United States. The military police officers waited for the crew and soldiers to exit the plane after which some were handcuffed and baggage was searched. RÚV reports that some of the men were dressed in military uniform while others wore civilian clothing.

Fridthór Eydal, the PR representative for the US-led Iceland Defense Force, confirmed to RÚV that the Military Police had questioned several soldiers traveling from an undisclosed location in the mid-east. He said the police wanted to question the men regarding an investigation of a certain issue.

No information was available concerning the details of the issue under investigation nor was any indication given whether or not it involved servicemen stationed in Iceland. Yesterday, RÚV reported that the soldiers were released after questioning.

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