BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd “Commando” Brigade Combat Team prevented an apparent kidnapping of eight Iraqis Jan. 26 in western Baghdad.
During a patrol in Baghdad’s Khadamiyah district, the Soldiers noticed a suspicious vehicle about 8:30 p.m. They stopped the vehicle and found three Iraqis bound and gagged.
They detained five suspects in possession of four pistols, an AK-47 assault rifle and a sub-machine gun outfitted with a silencer.
The kidnap victims included a sheik and an administrator from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.
No shots were fired. The suspects detained are being held for further questioning.
Friday, January 28, 2005
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