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updated: 9/10/2012 12:01 PM

Prisoner dies at Guantanamo; details not released

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. military says another prisoner has died at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base in Cuba.

A prison spokesman says the U.S. government is notifying the prisoner's family and his country. Navy Capt. Robert Durand says the U.S. has launched an investigation into the cause of death.

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The prisoner's name and nationality have not been released.

The military said in statement Monday the man was found unconscious inside the prison on Saturday. He was taken to a military hospital for treatment and declared dead by a doctor.

This is the eighth prisoner to die at Guantanamo since it opened in January 2002. The military said two of the previous deaths were natural causes and six were suicides.

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