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Latest News Wires Blackwater shootings: Why did they shoot Iraqi civilians in 2007?

Blackwater shootings: Four Blackwater guards face charges of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and gun violations in the Sept. 16, 2007, shootings in Baghdad. US prosecutors say they have new evidence about the motive behind the shootings.

By Pete YostAssociated Press / March 29, 2014

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta/file)

U.S. prosecutors say they intend to introduce evidence at an upcoming trial of private contractor Blackwater security guards of deep hostility by several of the guards toward the Iraqi civilian population in the year before shootings that killed 14 Iraqis and wounded at least 18 others.