June 7th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Five U.S. contractors held in slaying of another in Iraq

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/meast/06/06/iraq.green.zone.killing/art.baghdad.green.gi.jpg caption="The body of James Kitterman was found in a car in Baghdad's heavily protected Green Zone."]


Five American security contractors were detained in connection with the killing of another American contractor last month inside Baghdad's Green Zone, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Saturday.

Iraqi and U.S. personnel took the five into custody in an operation inside the Green Zone before dawn on Friday, according to an Iraqi official involved in the investigation into the killing of James Kitterman. The five, who have not yet been charged, were being held by Iraqi security forces Saturday at a jail inside the heavily protected zone, he said.

The troops also confiscated weapons during the raid on the suspects' firm at about 4 a.m. (11 a.m. ET), said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment • Iraq
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  1. Terry, TX

    I am sure the investigation will continue and proper legal action will follow.

    June 8, 2009 at 8:51 am |