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Release A051203e

Kidnapping victims rescued during vehicle search

Multi-National Force-Iraq

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.

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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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