BAGHDAD, June 19 (KUNA) -- A security contractor of British nationality was
killed Sunday along with an Iraqi citizen accompanying him on an assault
targetting a convoy of security firm in Basra, south of Iraq.
A security source from the police said that the explosive charge exploded
near to the intersection between Safwan town and Zubair district, 16 km west
of Basra, when a convoy of SUVs of a security firm was passying by in what
caused the death of the Iraqi driver, and a Briton security contractor who was
with him in the car when it bumped into the roadside bomb.
The blow-up damaged the car in which was the security contractor, and
inflicted heavy damages on the other SUV which were part of the autocade.
A security force cordoned off the scene, while the two bodies were
transported to a nearby hospital, and investigation started into the
Hashem Al-Luaibi, Basra governorate's spokesperson, asserted to KUNA the
incident, making clear that a Briton serving as a security contractor has been
killed along with his Iraqi driver when an explosive charge targeted an
autocade of four-wheel-drive cars of their company, west of Basra. (end)
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