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Lawsuit now accuses Xe contractors of murder, kidnapping

A just-amended lawsuit alleges six additional instances of unprovoked attacks on Iraqi civilians by Blackwater [now named Xe] contractors. Three people, including a 9-year-old boy, are said to have died. Also added to the suit is a racketeering count accusing Blackwater founder Erik Prince of running an ongoing criminal enterprise involved in, among other things, kidnapping and child prostitution... Anne Tyrrell, a Xe spokeswoman, said the company "rejects these allegations, which are largely identical to past allegations made by the same group of attorneys in other, unrelated cases."

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