SA man killed in Iraq

2005-12-22 20:27

Pretoria - Another South African has been killed in Iraq, SABC television news reported on Thursday.

Jan Strauss, 36, was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on Thursday morning while driving a car, alone.

The former policeman had been working in the country for two years as a bodyguard.

He is thought to be the 16th South African killed in the war-torn region since 2003.

The department of foreign affairs confirmed the death, but could not immediately provide any details.

Spokesperson Nomfanelo Kota said the man's employer had undertaken to provide the relevant particulars to them on Friday.

Until then the department could not confirm the man's identity, Kota said.

The SABC did not identify the source of their information.