Gunmen kidnaps three Americans in Baghdad

Baghdad, Jan 18 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen kidnapped three Americans in Baghdad, an Iraqi news agency reported on Sunday.

The three Americans, who worked as military trainers, were at the house of a translator in the southern district of Doura, Baghdad, when a group of gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed the house and took them away, Xinhua quoted NINA as saying.

The translator who invited the three Americans to his house was also abducted, the agency said.

Earlier, the pan-Arab news channel Al Arabiya reported that three Americans were kidnapped in Baghdad, without giving further details, but mentioned that the US State Department said they are aware of the report and are working with the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover them.

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