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Kidnapped Iranian diplomat released  Jalal Sharafi, deputy secretary of the Iranian Embassy, seized by gunmen in Baghdad two months ago, was released   Kidnapping overshadows Blair visit   British Prime Minister arrived on an unannounced stop. 2 dozen Red Crescent visitors and employees kidnapped Gunmen in uniforms kidnap 20-30
New video of Briton seized in Iraq in 2007  The British Embassy has received a new video of one of five British hostages kidnapped about two years ago Five Britons seized

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  4 bodyguards and a finance expert have been kidnapped from Iraq's finance ministry. The kidnappers wore police uniforms

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  Armed men in outdated National Police uniforms arrived in 10 vehicles and rounded up shop owners, street vendors

  At least 24 gunmen stormed the house of Ammar al-Saffar and abducted him.    Some gunmen were dressed as national police. The kidnapping happen...
Nov.18 Video emerges in hunt for hostages Nov.16 Ministry hostages 'tortured' Nov.15 Fate of kidnapped Iraqis still unclear Nov.14 Most hostages freed after kidnapping   Iraqi Interior Ministry official: Most of those kidnapped from a research institute have been freed Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
  The minister of higher education ordered universities closed until security improves
 80 gunmen were clad in Iraqi National Police uniforms and targeted the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Scholarships and Cultural Relations Directorate building. The directorate had a guard force of about 20 -- not enough to resist the abductors
Oct.24 Masked men abducted U.S. soldier  The soldier was handcuffed forced into a vehicle, the U.S. military said, offering a relative's account Oct.4 Iraq police brigade aided abuctors  The Interior Ministry has removed a brigade from the streets because of a brazen kidnapping of 26 people Jul.31 Gunmen kidnap 25 people  Gunmen wearing Iraqi police uniforms pulled up in 15 vehicles and rounded up staff and customers of a firm Jul.15 Gunmen kidnap Olympic leader Jul.4 Minister's convoy snatched  Gunmen have kidnapped Raad al-Harith, Iraq's deputy electricity minister, and 19 bodyguards Jun.14 Crackdown reveals hostages Jun.5 Police impostors kidnap 50  Gunmen posing as Iraqi police commandos and driving 13 vehicles raided 3 transportation companies Jun.3 Russian diplomats ambushed  Gunmen killed a diplomat and kidnapped 4 others, one of several attacks across Iraq that left 14 people dead May.16 UAE diplomat kidnapped  Gunmen kidnapped the in an upscale neighborhood, wounding his bodyguard in the process Mar.28 35 abducted in 2 days Mar.8 Gunmen seize 50 Iraq security men  Gunmen dressed in police uniforms have raided the offices of a security firm al-Rawafed Jan.17 Journalist's kidnappers make demands  The kidnappers who abducted Jill Carroll, 28, demanded that the U.S. release all female Iraqi prisoners in 72 hours

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Dec.22 Gunmen kill police; 3 women abducted
Jul.21 Algerian diplomats kidnapped  2 diplomats were abducted outside a restaurant in Mansour neighborhood Jul.3 Egypt ambassador to Iraq kidnapped  Ihab al-Sherif, the first to represent an Arab country in post-war Iraq, was abducted near his home Feb.6 4 Egyptians taken hostage  4 technicians working for an Egyptian telecom company have been abducted outside their house in Baghdad Feb.4 Italian journalist abducted  Giuliana Sgrena, 54, who works for the daily Manifesto newspaper, was snatched from her car in Baghdad

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Sep.24 Six Egyptians taken
  Gunmen have seized Egyptians in a raid on their Baghdad office
Sep.16 2 Americans, Briton kidnapped  Three were seized by kidnappers from their home in the upscale al-Mansur district

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