03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Leaked Iraqi Police Report Suggests Blackwater Shooting Was Unprovoked

Since the fatal Sept. 16 Blackwater USA shooting in Baghdad's Nasoor Square, officials from the private security company have insisted that their guards were responding to fire from "armed enemies." Yet an extensive evidence file put together by the Iraqi National Police and obtained by NEWSWEEK--including documents, maps, sworn witness statements and police video footage--appears to contradict the contractors' version of events. A confidential incident report, which has been provided by Iraqi National Police investigators to American military and civilian officials, concludes that the Blackwater vehicles "opened fire crazily and randomly, without any reason."

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