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Blackwater guards plead not guilty to Iraqi deaths [USA]

Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards have pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the 2007 shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad...Prosecutors said the men unleashed a gruesome attack on unarmed Iraqis, including women and children. The Blackwater guards contend they opened fire after coming under attack when a car in a State Department convoy they were escorting broke down.

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