Hirunews Logo
Australian+Security+Worker+Killed+Near+Baghdad+Embassy
Friday, 13 May 2016 - 9:10
Australian Security Worker Killed Near Baghdad Embassy
15

Shares
1,802

Views

A security contractor has been killed outside the Australian embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop issued a statement identifying the victim as a 34-year-old Australian man.

The motive behind the attack is unclear, but the Australian government is investigating the incident.

The statement said the man worked for Unity Resources Group, which provides security for Australian diplomats.

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, the private military group employs former soldiers from the British and Australian SAS forces.

The government statement added that the embassy in Baghdad maintained an increased level of security.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
58 Views
1,599 Views
1,695 Views
38,937 Views
1,781 Views
40,060 Views
Top