Forty-one Halliburton employees killed in Iraq, Kuwait in past year
29 June 2004
WASHINGTON, June 29 (HalliburtonWatch.org) - Halliburton's KBR subsidiary told Agence France Press (AFP) that 41 employees and subcontractor employees were killed while working in Iraq and Kuwait during the past year. "KBR and our subcontractors have lost 41 employees while performing services under our contracts in Kuwait and Iraq," KBR spokesperson Megan Mason told AFP. KBR employee, Amjad Hafeez of Pakistan, is the latest person taken hostage in Iraq by masked gunmen. The gunmen threatened to behead Hafeez in 72 hours if the UN-recognized government in Baghdad fails to release Iraqis being held in prison. Hafeez was a truck driver for a KBR subcontractor that transports food from Kuwait to Iraq. He was captured in Balad, 75 kilometers (45 miles) north of Baghdad.