Gunmen Kidnap 26 From Qatari Hunting Group In Iraq: Officials

December 16, 2015 3:44 PM

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Gunmen Kidnap 26 From Qatari Hunting Group In Iraq: Officials

Baghdad: Gunmen kidnapped 26 members of a Qatari hunting party in southern Iraq, officials said today, the second high-profile seizure of foreign nationals in the country in three months.

"Twenty-six Qatari hunters were kidnapped at about 3:00 am (0000 GMT) by unknown gunmen," according to a police major from Muthanna province, where the kidnappings took place.

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