Members of Qatari ruling family kidnapped in Iraq while hunting

December 16, 2015 2:18 PM

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Members of Qatari ruling family kidnapped in Iraq while hunting

About 100 gunmen kidnapped at least 26 Qataris — among them an undetermined number of Qatar’s ruling family — from their hunting camp in a sprawling desert area on the Iraq-Saudi Arabia borders in the early hours of Wednesday, the regional governor and police officials said.

Two police officers in Samawa confirmed the kidnappings and said security forces launched a wide-scale search for the Qataris.

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