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Two Norwegian Contractors Injured in Baghdad IED Blast

Hamid Ahmed Associated Press May 16, 2011

BAGHDAD — Two members of Iraq’s security forces were killed and two Norwegian contractors injured Monday in attacks in Baghdad, part of a recent uptick in violence as U.S. troops prepare to leave the country by year’s end, authorities said.

In Monday’s attacks, an Iraqi guard died at al-Kindi hospital about 90 minutes after the convoy he was trying to protect hit a roadside bomb on a major highway in eastern Baghdad, officials said.

Two Norwegians along with two Iraqi guards were injured in the blast. A hospital official said they were in stable condition and being treated for shrapnel wounds.

The convoy was headed to Iraq’s water resources ministry, which had hired the Norwegians as consultants. The ministry is located in central Baghdad.

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May 16, 2011 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Iraq, Safety and Security Issues | , , , ,

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