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Alan McMenemy ‘killed as he tried to escape’

The Telegraph  January 5, 2012

The leader of the Iraq Shi’ite militia Asaib al-Haq has said that kidnapped British bodyguard Alan McMenemy had been killed in a clash with his abductors and that the group was willing to hand over his body without conditions.

Alan McMenemy, from Glasgow, was snatched by gunmen posing as police officers at the Iraqi Finance Ministry in Baghdad in May 2007.

He was kidnapped along with three other guards, all former soldiers, and Peter Moore, the IT expert they were protecting. Mr Moore was released alive in December 2009, shortly after the bodies of the three other guards were returned to Britain.

Qais al-Khazali, a Shi’ite cleric who leads the militia, said the four guards were killed when they tried to escape from their captors. He did not say when the escape attempt took place.

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January 6, 2012 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Contractors Kidnapped, Iraq, Private Military Contractors, Private Security Contractor | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments