US takes new measures after Blackwater shooting

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WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today ordered new measures to improve the oversight of security contractor Blackwater in Iraq, including putting video cameras on convoys, the State Department said.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack also said dozens of diplomatic security agents would be sent to Iraq to accompany each convoy protected by its lead security contractor Blackwater, which is under scrutiny over a September 16 shooting incident in Baghdad that killed 11 Iraqis.

REUTERS PDT VC2116

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