To bad it wasn’t with explosives and taking other terrorists with him. Oh, and he’ll be given an Islamic send off as well. KGS

Afghan dies in apparent suicide at Guantanamo

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011

An Afghan detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison died Wednesday in an apparent suicide, the US military said.

The prisoner, known only by the name Inayatullah, was not conscious or breathing when guards checked on him in the morning, and they immediately tried to resuscitate him, US Southern Command said in a statement.

“After extensive lifesaving measures had been exhausted, the detainee was pronounced dead by a physician,” the statement said.

The apparent suicide was under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which is standard practice for the death of a detainee at the US Navy base in Cuba, said spokesman Bob Appin said in a phone interview from Miami.

His remains would be treated with respect for Islamic culture and traditions with the assistance of a cultural adviser, the military said, with his body being be sent to Afghanistan after an autopsy.

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