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APNewsBreak: New charges in Blackwater shootings

October 17, 2013 • National News


FILE -In this Sept. 20, 2007, file photo Hassan Jabir, 37, recovers from gunshot wounds in a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, received in his car in the Mansour neighborhood when guards in a U.S. State Department convoy opened fire, shooting him four times. The U.S. Justice Department has brought fresh charges against former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors over a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad. The jury indictment announced Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 charges four men with voluntary manslaughter and other crimes. The case stems from the shooting of 17 Iraqi civilians. Blackwater security contractors were guarding U.S. diplomats when they opened fire at an intersection. Their Login to read more

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