Monday, August 07, 2006

Australian Mercenary Severely Injured In Bombing

The Australian government has confirmed that an Australian mercenary was seriously injured and two Iraqi civilians killed in a bomb attack in Iraq on August 3rd.

"An Australian security contractor has been seriously injured in a bomb blast in Iraq.

The 34-year-old Queensland man was injured when a roadside bomb exploded early on August 3, about 45km northeast of Baghdad, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said.

Two Iraqi citizens were killed in the same blast, a DFAT spokesman said."

Full Story with a few further details here

A small sidenote - the jargon is important when you're reading these stories. "Two Iraqi citizens &hellip" that word citizens is the giveaway. If the story uses words like "bystander" or "civilian" or "passers by" then the injured Iraqis were civilians. When they use the word "citizens" then they were armed and working for the same security mercenary outfit.


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