I confirm the death of a 34 year old Australian security contractor working at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad.

The Government extends its condolences to the family of the Australian man over this tragic incident. All appropriate assistance is being provided to his family.

The circumstances surrounding his death will be thoroughly investigated.

He was working for Unity Resources Group, providing security services to the Australian Embassy.

I am advised the high level of security is being maintained at the Embassy.

In light of the ongoing investigation, and out of respect for the man’s family, the Australian Government will not provide further comment at this time.

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