PRAGUE — Dutch Protection Minister Kajsa Ollongren expressed concern Tuesday at gun violence in the USA within the aftermath of a capturing in Indianapolis over the weekend that left one Dutch soldier lifeless and two wounded.
“We do many trainings of our servicemen in the USA, and we actually do not anticipate this to occur. So it is very, very regarding for us.” Ollongren advised The Related Press at a gathering of European Union protection ministers in Prague.
A 26-year-old member of the Dutch Commando Corps, recognized by U.S. authorities as Simmie Poetsema, died of his accidents “surrounded by household and colleagues” after the capturing early Saturday, the Dutch Protection Ministry mentioned in an announcement Monday.
Poetsema and the 2 different troopers have been shot after what Indianapolis police imagine was a disturbance outdoors the lodge the place they have been staying about 3:30 a.m. Saturday close to a number of downtown bars and nightclubs, authorities mentioned. The troopers have been within the U.S. for coaching workout routines at a southern Indiana navy base.
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Ollongren declined to touch upon the capturing whereas investigations proceed. She mentioned there may be “good contact” between Dutch navy police and authorities in Indianapolis.
“Now we have learn issues within the media, now we have heard what the mayor mentioned however we really feel it is crucial to have an actual thorough investigation. So we’re ready for that till we touch upon what truly occurred,” she mentioned.
Ollongren mentioned U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin contacted her Monday “to precise his regrets and his condolences.”
Indianapolis police launched no extra data Monday in regards to the circumstances of the capturing. No arrests have been introduced.
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