BREAKING: ‘Several’ Americans Kidnapped In Baghdad

first published on January 17, 2016 by

State Department Spokesperson, John Kirby, confirms early reports that a number of American citizens have gone missing in Baghdad.

It was reported on Sunday that several American citizens went missing in Baghdad, Iraq. The Department of State has said it is working in conjunction with Iraqi authorities to find the missing persons, but has not released any tangible information yet.

State Department spokesperson John Kirby told FOX news in a brief interview “The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority.‎ We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals. Due to privacy considerations, I have nothing further.”

Embassy In Baghdad

In a separate report coming from the AFP, an Iraqi police colonel stated under the condition of anonymity, that three Americans and a translator were kidnapped by militia-men in southern Baghdad. He was unsure of who those militia-men may have been representing.

This incident occurs in a week that has seen a spike in unrest near the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

We will continue to keep you updated with information as more is released.

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