MADRID, 8 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
An American citizen died on Monday night after being shot in an attack on his vehicle in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, as confirmed by the Iraqi authorities, without further details about the incident having emerged at the moment.
Security sources quoted by the Iraqi television network Al Sumaria have indicated that the event took place on Al Sina street, in the center of the city, and have added that the man was seriously injured and died shortly after in a hospital.
After the event, the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohamed Shia al Sudani, has ordered the opening of an investigation to clarify what happened, according to the Ministry of the Interior, which has confirmed that "a committee has been formed immediately after the accident to determine the causes and capture those responsible as soon as possible".
The US authorities have not yet commented on what happened. According to information provided by the Kurdish television channel Rudaw, the man would be Stephen Edward Troell, an English teacher who worked for an organization linked to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
On the other hand, Canada has confirmed the death on Saturday in Baghdad of a member of its Armed Forces due to "circumstances unrelated to operations" and has indicated that "an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway." The man has been identified as Captain Eric Cheung.