Kidnapping victims rescued during vehicle search
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Task Force Baghdad Soldiers rescued two kidnapping victims during a routine vehicle search at a checkpoint Dec. 1 in western Baghdad.
Around 6 p.m., Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division found two Iraqi civilians bound and gagged in the trunk of a white sedan.
The two individuals claimed they had been taken hostage and were to be murdered. They were employees for an American contractor.
The driver of the car and a passenger had false Iraqi Police badges and were carrying pistols. Both individuals were detained and are currently in custody.
The two kidnap victims were released.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL
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