Seven employees of Fluor Corp. were among the 13 people killed in an Oct. 29 suicide bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, CEO David T. Seaton confirmed Nov. 3. The workers were employed by the Irving, Texas-based firm under its Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV support contract with the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.A Fluor spokesman says the employees killed are four U.S. citizens, two British nationals and one person from Kosovo. The company declines to identify them or their roles, but says it has informed their families of their deaths.Published reports have identified the British employees as
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