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Friday, December 19, 2014  

Dubai firm involved in killing of Iraqi women
BAGHDAD Foreign security guards killed two women on Tuesday, opening fire on their car in the centre of the Iraqi capital and then speeding off “like gangsters,” witnesses and Iraqi security officials said.

The shooting in Karrada came two days after Iraq vowed to punish US security firm Blackwater after a probe found that its guards were not provoked when they opened “deliberate” fire in Baghdad three weeks ago, killing 17 Iraqis.

Dubai-based security company Unity Resources Group (URG) said one of its security teams was involved in the shooting.

Shopkeeper Ammar Fallah, a witness to the Tuesday’s shooting, said the guards, who were escorting a civilian convoy through the streets, signalled for a woman driving a white Oldsmobile car to pull over as they passed.

“When she failed to do so they opened fire, killing her and the woman next to her,” he said. “There were two children in the back seat but they were not harmed. The women were both shot in the head.” Iraqi officials confirmed the incident, which occurred at the Masbar intersection in Karrada.

Agence France-Presse
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