US sailors shot dead at Bahrain base

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Two US navy sailors were killed and a third was critically wounded this morning in a shooting at a military base in Bahrain, military officials said.

The shootings took place in the barracks on the US Naval Support Activity Bahrain base, the US navy said in a statement.

The two sailors were pronounced dead at the scene, and the third was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, the statement added.

Officials closed the base temporarily and reopened it about an hour after the incident.

The navy said the shootings were under investigation and no other details were immediately available.