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8 U.S. Embassy guards are fired

September 05, 2009|From Times Wire Reports

Eight guards at the U.S. Embassy were fired and two resigned following allegations of misconduct.

The Kabul senior management team of ArmorGroup North America, the private contractor that provides guards for the State Department, was also being replaced, an embassy statement said.

The terminated guards all appeared in photographs depicting them and supervisors in various stages of nudity and engaging in lewd acts at parties flowing with alcohol, the embassy said.

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