Two from Kerala killed in Iraq

February 20th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin  


Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 20 (IANS) Two persons from Kerala were killed in a missile attack in Basra, Iraq earlier this week. They were working for a Kuwaiti firm supplying provisions to United States forces in Iraq, according to reports reaching here.

The attack reportedly took place Monday night and claimed three lives including that of a Sri Lankan national. The two persons, hailing from Kerala, were identified as Sureshan, 41, from Payyoli near Kozhikode and T.K. Muhammad Sali, 38, from Padanna in Kasargode district.

Relatives here are finding it difficult to get back their bodies from strife-torn Iraq. “The bodies have not reached Kuwait yet. It is still in Iraq,” said a relative of Muhammad Sali, when contacted by IANS.

Sali, who had come home on leave a month back, was working as a driver in the company. Sureshan’s relatives said he planned to leave Kuwait for home on Feb 21.

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