RALEIGH, N.C. – Two of the CIA workers killed in Afghanistan were private contractors with the security company formerly known as Blackwater.
An obituary released Wednesday for 35-year-old Jeremy Wise said he was a former Navy SEAL from Virginia Beach, Va., who was working with the company now known as Xe. MindyLou Paresi of Dupont, Wash., said in an interview with The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., that her husband, 46-year-old Dane Clark Paresi, was also a Xe contractor who was killed.
Xe spokesman Mark Corallo declined to confirm whether the men worked for the North Carolina-based company. A former U.S. intelligence officials has said that a suicide bomber killed eight people inside a CIA base in Afghanistan, including four CIA officers, three security guards and a Jordanian intelligence officer.