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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Soldier Raped

FRANKFURT, Germany () -- An American woman soldier was raped in Bosnia over the weekend, and the investigation was focusing on Czech soldiers attached to the NATO-led peace mission, officials said.


The rape occurred "in the early morning hours of March 2 in the area of the Czech battalion in the British sector," said a U.S. Army spokeswoman, Captain Leela Dawson-Hamm, in a telephone interview from the Taszar Air Base in Hungary. The soldier was evacuated there for treatment.


"The investigation is being conducted by Czech and U.S. officials," said Dawson-Hamm. It was unclear how many attackers were involved.