Russian citizen dies at Iraqi military base in Al-Kut

Russian Embassy in Baghdad confirmed the death of a Russian engineer

The Russian Embassy in Baghdad has confirmed the death of a Russian engineer employed with the Iraqi airbase in Al-Kut; it is cooperating with the local authorities.

"Yes, we confirm the death of the Russian citizen who has been working at the airbase," Embassy press attache Alexander Kozin told Interfax.

The Embassy is cooperating with the local authorities in this inquiry, he said. The local police think that the Russian did not die a violent death, the press attache added.

"The Embassy is closely watching this process and is providing consular support," he said.

The media said that a Russian engineer employed with the Al-Kut airbase was found dead in his room on April 25.

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