Contractors killed in Iraq

Civilian employee from Wauconda killed in Iraq
Associated Press, June 25, 2008

Slain Guthrie Man Remembered For Dedication To Others
KOCO News, June 24, 2008

At least two contractors were among ten people who died when a hidden bomb detonated in a meeting room in Sadr City.

Nicole Suveges, 38, of Wauconda, IL was a political scientist for BAE Systems.

Steven L. Farley of Guthrie, OK, was a member of a provincial reconstruction team.

Additional reports mention an Italian translator working for the US Department of Defense was also killed. It is unclear if the reports indicate a third contractor.

US forces face spike in deadly violence in Iraq
By Kim Gamel, Associated Press, June 26, 2008

An interpreter, name unknown, was killed on Monday by gun fire hidden in a waiting vehicle in Madain, about 15 miles southeast of Baghdad.

An Iraqi interpreter, name unknown, was killed on Tuesday by a roadside bomb in the northern Ninevah province.

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This just came in from McClatchy on the most recent bombing:

U.S. military among casualties in Iraq attack on tribal leaders

Bombers killed nearly 40 people in Iraq today, nearly half of them at a meeting of tribal sheikhs in Anbar province where the United States and tribal forces were thought largely to have defeated Sunni Muslim insurgents.

Details of the bombing were sketchy, but U.S. officials confirmed that American service members were among the casualties in the Anbar explosion.

The attack came just days before the United States was to turn Anbar security over to the Iraqis. That plan is now on hold, U.S. officials said.

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Just updated the title to the above report:

3 Marines among dead in attack on Iraqi tribal leaders

Same link and a sketchy updated rewrite as they apparently don't have more.

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