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Iraq detains 4 US contractors in murder probe

Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh said four Americans, and not five, have been detained in an investigation into last month’s murder of a US contractor in Iraq.

  • Agencies
  • Published: 16:15 June 8, 2009
  • Gulf News

Baghdad: Iraqi government spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh said four Americans, and not five, have been detained in an investigation into last month's murder of a US contractor in Iraq.

Al Dabbagh said four Americans and one Iraqi were picked up on Wednesday during a raid on the Corporate Training Unlimited house.

He said the raid was ordered after Iraqi security forces received information that a suspect involved in last month's stabbing death of contractor Jim Kitterman might be there.

Al Dabbagh said the raiding party found the contractors' weapons permits and operating license had expired and took them into custody.

It was unclear if the purported suspect in Kitterman's death was in the house when the raid occurred.

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