20 Apr 2006

Four Fiji men killed in Iraq - report

4:46 pm on 20 April 2006

Four Fijian nationals working in Iraq as security guards for a U.S company have been shot dead in an ambush while transporting supplies to the U.S airbase in Kirkuk.

The news agency Pacnews reports that the men were employed by a company called Controlled Risks.

Members of the Fiji security contingent in Kirkuk held a memorial service for the four men last night and their bodies are expected to be flown home by the end of the week.

The report says the men had completed their contracts with the U.S company and were on their way home when they joined a Kuwaiti civilian company that transports supplies to U.S bases.

Their names have not been released but they are reported to be Naitasiri, Ra and Tailevu provinces.