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Blackwater guards found guilty of killings

By Agencies in Washington ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-10-24 08:00:41

Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted of the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad on Wednesday, but they plan to appeal, their lawyers said.

The convictions stemmed from an incident that inflamed anti-US sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

The men, who worked for Blackwater, a private security contractor for the US government, claimed self-defense in the long-running case, but federal prosecutors argued that they had shown "a grave indifference" to the carnage their actions would cause.

Blackwater guards found guilty of killings

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