Briton killed in Iraq mine-clearing accident

Members of the Iraqi forces search for improvised explosive devices (IED)A British national working for a US company clearing ordnance in the Iraqi city of Ramadi was killed Monday as he tried to defuse a bomb, officials said. “We’ve just been made aware that there has been a British national killed in Ramadi,” a British embassy spokesperson told AFP. The mayor of Ramadi, which is the capital of the western Anbar province and was retaken by Iraqi forces from the Islamic State group earlier this year, confirmed the incident.

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