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  1. Toronto security firm sued over fatal Afghanistan shooting

    Tundra Strategies failed to report threats made by security guard, lawsuit alleges

    The Associated Press

    Posted: Jul 10, 2012 3:19 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 10, 2012 4:48 PM ET

    The family of a California soldier killed in Afghanistan has sued a Canadian military contractor for rehiring a security guard, an Afghan national, after he allegedly threatened to attack U.S. troops.

    The wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles claims Tundra Strategies failed to document the threats made by Shir Ahmed and didn’t report the danger he posed to U.S. military officials.

    Ahmed killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded four others at a Kandahar military base in 2011. Among those killed was medic Rudy Acosta, whose family along with three survivors, filed the suit.

    Ahmed was killed after he opened fire. U.S. officials said Tundra records show Ahmed wasn’t flagged as a threat because the allegations against him were unsubstantiated.

    A phone message left for Tundra was not immediately returned.

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  4. Mercenary firm pays $7.5m fine

    UNITED STATES: Security contractor Academi LLC — formerly Blackwater — agreed to pay a $7.5 million (£4.7m) fine on Tuesday to settle 17 criminal charges.

    The company — which won massive no-bid security contracts from the Bush administration after the Iraq war — faced accusations of possessing unregistered weapons, lying to firearms regulators, smuggling body armour and passing military secrets to Denmark and Sweden.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/122431

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