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Gunmen abduct trade ministry official in Iraq

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 14:04 IST
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Gunmen abducted a senior trade ministry official in Baghdad on Tuesday after stopping his vehicle on his way to work, a ministry source said.

Muhanad Ahmed Saleh, director of the Baghdad International Fair, was abducted by gunmen in two vehicles shortly after he left his home in Amiriya, a Sunni district in western Baghdad. No shots were fired.

Baghdad is plagued by kidnappings. Many are political abductions by armed groups on either side of Iraq's Shi'ite-Sunni sectarian violence.

Some kidnappings are carried out by criminal gangs seeking extortion money.

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