July 15, 2007 07:30pm
TWO Australian security contractors have been killed and another injured in an explosion in Iraq.
A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said the two, aged 38 and 34, both from Queensland, were killed when the vehicle carrying them was hit by an explosive device.
Another 38-year-old Queensland man was injured in the attack, which occurred about 8km south-east of Baghdad just before 8am (AEST) today, the spokesman said.
"He is currently in a stable condition and his injuries have been described an non-life-threatening,'' the spokesman said.
The three men worked for BLP International, a private company based in the United Arab Emirates which provides protective security services.
A spokesman for Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said DFAT officers were working with the men's families in Australia.
"This just unde
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