Family of US soldier sues Canadian security firm
(AP) – The family of a California soldier killed in Afghanistan has sued a Canadian military contractor for rehiring a security guard, an Afghan national, after he allegedly threatened to attack U.S. troops. The wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles claims Tundra Strategies failed to document the threats made by Shir Ahmed and didn’t report the danger he posed to U.S. military officials.
Ahmed killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded four others at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in 2011. Among those killed was medic Rudy Acosta, whose family along with three survivors, filed the suit.
Ahmed was killed after he opened fire. U.S. officials said Tundra records show Ahmed wasn’t flagged as a threat because the allegations against him were unsubstantiated. A phone message left for Tundra was not immediately returned.