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Iraq: Airport closed after U.S. troops kill engineer near checkpoint

Iraq: Airport closed after U.S. troops kill engineer near checkpoint 28 Nov 2010 Iraqi employees of Baghdad International Airport shut down the facility for two hours to protest the killing of an Iraqi engineer by American soldiers near a checkpoint, an airline official told Babylon & Beyond. An engineer named Karim Obaid Bardan was shot dead in his car after he allegedly failed to stop or slow down as he neared a checkpoint before dawn Sunday morning, a U.S. military spokesman told the Associated Press.