At least 12 people have been shot dead and 31 others wounded after a US soldier went on the rampage at a military base in Texas. The soldier, named Hassan Malik, was killed on site after opening fire with two handguns at the massive Fort Hood complex in Killeen.
Two other soldiers are being held as suspects following the shooting. It took place at the Soldier Readiness Centre, where troops preparing for overseas deployment were getting last-minute medical checkups. The two suspects were detained at a nearby building. Eleven of the victims were troops, while a civilian police officer was also killed. The injured are being treated in local hospitals in Texas.