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Arrest over Iraq death soldiers
Gunners Stephen Wright and Samuela Vanua
Stephen Wright and Samuela Vanua were Royal Artillery gunners
A man has been arrested in connection with shootings and roadside bombings in southern Iraq, a British military spokesman has said.

British and Danish troops made the arrest in al Qurna, a town about 35 miles north of Basra.

Bombmaking equipment, weapons and ammunition were seized during the raid, said Major Charlie Burbridge.

Two Royal Artillery soldiers were killed in a roadside explosion and a third was shot in the area last month.

Gunner Stephen Wright and Gunner Samuela Vanua died in a roadside bomb near Ad Dayr, north of Basra, on 4 September.

Three days later Gunner Lee Thornton died from injuries sustained in a shooting at Al-Qurna, north of Basra.


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