Security worker at Australian Embassy dies in Baghdad

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Posted: May 12, 2016 11:55 PM

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian security contractor working at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad has died, officials said Friday.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop declined to provide any details on how the 34-year-old died, saying the circumstances were under investigation.

"Because of the need to keep engaged with his family and because there is a very thorough investigation under way into his death, I won't go into details," Bishop told reporters. "But I can confirm that his death is not related to the broader security environment in Baghdad."

Bishop said a high level of security at the embassy was being maintained.

The man had been working for security company Unity Resources Group. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.