SA contractor killed in Iraq

2007-08-29 22:41

Huntsville - A South African who worked for an English company that is destroying captured munitions in Iraq has been killed by a roadside bomb, the US military said on Wednesday.

The Alabama-based Coalition Munitions Clearance Program identified the victim as Frans Robert Brand, 34.

He was employed as a security specialist by the London-based ArmorGroup Iraq.

Brand died on Tuesday when the vehicle in which he was riding was struck by an improvised explosive.

He was the 39th contractor to die in Iraq in the last four years while working for the programme, which is based at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

Workers in Iraq are responsible for transporting and destroying munitions captured by US and Iraqi forces.