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Shooting rampage at US base

A US Army major firing two handguns killed 11 people and wounded 31 others in a shooting rampage last night at Fort Hood base in Texas, a prime point of deployment for US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military said the gunman was killed. Broadcast media identified him as Major Malik Nidal Hasan, and said he was a psychiatrist who was facing an upcoming deployment to Iraq. There was no official confirmation of his identity last night.