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Bomb kills security contractor in Iraq’s north

BAGHDAD Associated Press AJC

A provincial police officer in Iraq says a roadside bomb has killed one security contractor and wounded three others working for a Turkish security company in the country’s north.

Col. Badkar Shokur says the bomb exploded Sunday morning as a two-vehicle convoy was traveling in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad

Shokur says the four victims were Iraqis working for a Turkish company providing security for a Turkish construction project.

Security contractors are among the favorite targets for al-Qaida-linked insurgents who seek to undermine government efforts to attract foreign companies to Iraq help in post-war reconstruction

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June 17, 2012 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Private Security Contractor, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , , ,

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