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IRAQ: Truck Drivers Killed

Insurgents regularly target workers, both Iraqi and foreign, whom they accuse of collaborating with US-led forces in Iraq.

TurkishPress.com/AFP
November 7th, 2004

SAMARRA, Iraq, Nov 7 (AFP) - Two truck drivers, one from Turkey and the other an Iraqi, were found shot dead north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, local police said Sunday.

Both men had been transporting goods for US soldiers stationed in the area, said Colonel Mizher Khalaf of the Salaheddin province police.

The Turk was discovered near the city of Samarra, 125 kilometers (77 miles) north of Baghdad, the colonel said.

He was the second foreign driver to be killed in two days. A Turk died Saturday when his fuel truck convoy was attacked near the northern city of Mosul.

The Iraqi's body was found near the city of Balad, 75 kilometers north of Baghdad, Khalaf said.

Insurgents regularly target workers, both Iraqi and foreign, whom they accuse of collaborating with US-led forces in Iraq.

On Saturday three Iraqi contractors who worked for the US military were found killed near Balad, police said.





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