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Wounded Mercenary Sues Air Serv

WASHINGTON (CN) - A British mercenary who was shot five times in Afghanistan demands $7 millionfrom Air Serv International and the Louis Berger Group. Plaintiff Paul Douglas Burke claims Air Serv, a US AID contractor, hired incompetent workers who violated basic security procedures, and failed to provide protective gear, so that he was severely wounded in a bungled helicopter operation outside of Kandahar on Feb. 22, 2004. See federal complaint.

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