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Aussie soldier dies in East Timor

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Aussie soldier dies in East Timor

by ABC Online

The soldier was found dead yesterday afternoon with a gunshot wound while in a barracks area in Dili.

The soldier was serving as part of the International Stabilisation Force in East Timor.

In a statement, the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, says the circumstances of the soldier's death are still uncertain and will be formally investigated by the ADF.

He says a formal commission of inquiry will also be carried out.

The soldier's name, sex and rank have not been released at this time and the ADF is requesting privacy for the soldier's family.