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Iraq bomb hits private security convoy, kills four

Business Recorder October 4, 2012

BAGHDAD: A car bomb hit a private security convoy in Baghdad on Thursday, killing four people and wounding at least nine others, security and medical officials said.

The bomb exploded in the Mansur area of west Baghdad about 9:00 am (0600 GMT), killing four people and wounding nine, an interior ministry official said.

A medical source from Al-Yarmuk hospital confirmed the facility had received four bodies, but put the number of wounded at 14.

It was not immediately clear whether the casualties were bystanders, people travelling the convoy, or both. Neither official gave details on the name of the security company.

October 22, 2012 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Iraq, Private Military Contractors, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , | Leave a comment

Suicide bombers storm Afghan guesthouse, four killed

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Aug 2 -2011  Rueters

Three suicide bombers raided a guesthouse frequented by foreigners in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz on Tuesday, killing four Afghan security guards employed by a German company, a senior police detective said.

One insurgent detonated a car bomb at the gates of the guesthouse. The other two made it inside the building where they fought Afghan forces for a couple of hours before detonating their explosives, said senior Kunduz police detective Abdul Rahman.

Ten people, including civilians and a police officer, were wounded in the early morning attack, said Rahman. It was not immediately clear if any foreigners were among the wounded.

Rahman said the slain Afghan security guards were employed by German development agency GTZ. (Reporting by Mohammad Hamed in KUNDUZ and Hamid Shalizi in KABUL, writing by Michelle Nichols, editing by Jonathan Thatcher

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August 2, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Private Security Contractor | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suicide Attack On Kabul Police Station Kills Nine, Three Private Security Contractors killed in Ghazni

(RTTNews) – Nine people have been killed in an attack by three suicide bombers on a police station in Kabul, reports said.

The attackers, disguised as Afghan soldiers, stormed the police station at 1:45 pm local time, killing four police officers and five civilians.

This is the second major assault in Kabul under a month.

Separately, the Interior Ministry said three private security contractors were killed and two others injured from two separate mine blasts in Ghazni province.

The Interior Ministry said it condemns this inhumane and coward action of insurgents.

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June 18, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Private Security Contractor | , , , | Leave a comment

NATO says troops killed seven members of private security firm in Afghanistan

Update  Dec 13, 2010

Another massacre of civilians in Afghanistan

A special forces unit completing an early morning raid on Saturday gunned down seven men in the village of Rohani Baba, in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province. Abdul Rahman Mangal, the deputy governor of Paktia, told CNN that the victims were road construction workers. A press release by the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) alleges that the men were employees of a private security company.

Details of the incident remain sketchy, but the ISAF statement claims that its troops had detained an alleged arms dealer and had moved on to “investigate suspected insurgent activity” at a housing compound in Rohani Baba. The seven men, some of whom were allegedly armed, were sitting in and around an SUV. After they were ordered in Pashtun to leave the compound, one man, carrying an AK-47, began to walk toward the occupation troops. He was shot dead. Some of the other men returned fire and in the resulting gun battle, all seven were killed.


KABUL (BNO NEWS) Coalition forces on Saturday killed seven armed members of a private security firm during an operation in eastern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

ISAF said Afghan and coalition forces were near a compound in Paktiya forces when a male carrying an AK-47 exited an SUV and approached them. “The security force assessed the individual to be hostile and shot him,” ISAF said, without giving details as to why he was deemed to be hostile.

After the male was shot, other armed members of the private security firm engaged the soldiers. ISAF said a total of seven security firm members were killed.

“The security force takes civilian casualty allegations seriously and is currently accessing who the individuals were, why they were armed and why they were in that area at that time of the morning,” ISAF said  Please see the original here

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, NATO, Private Security Contractor | , , , , | Leave a comment