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Three Security Contractors killed in Green Zone Rocket Attack

Rocket attack on Baghdad Green Zone kills three

The dead and wounded are all employees of the US contractor Triple Canopy.

Two Ugandans and a Peruvian died, and two Americans were among the those wounded when the rocket struck on Thursday.

Triple Canopy, based in Herndon, Virginia, guards security checkpoints for US military facilities in Iraq.

The firm was founded by US special forces veterans.

Rueters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A rocket attack on Baghdad’s international Green Zone on Thursday killed two Ugandans and a Peruvian working for a security contractor hired to protect U.S. facilities in Iraq, the U.S. embassy said.

Fifteen other people, two of them American, were wounded, all employees of the security contractor, the embassy said in a statement.

July 22, 2010 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Iraq, Private Security Contractor, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , , , , , ,

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