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March 24, 2003 

(Fort Gordon-AP) -- The sergeant arrested yesterday in connection with the killing of a fellow serviceman with a grenade yesterday served at Fort Gordon for nine months of satellite training, officials say.

Sgt. Asan Akbar, of the 101st Airborne Division's 326th Engineer Battalion, is in custody in Kuwait, but has not been charged with the killing or the injuries of 15 other soldiers.

Akbar is the only person being questioned in the attack. Fort Gordon spokeswoman Marla Jones says Akbar arrived at Fort Gordon in June 1998 and trained in satellite communication operations maintenance until his graduation in March 1999.

Akbar's relatives say he believes he has been detained because he is a Muslim.

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