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Abductors release 2 Macedonians in Basra

The two men worked for a Macedonian cleaning company at Basra International Airport and were abducted on Thursday.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 13:35 IST

Two kidnapped Macedonian contractors were released on Monday in the southern city of Basra, a British official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was unauthorised to comment to the media, declined to say how the men were released nor where they currently were.

The two men worked for a Macedonian cleaning company at Basra International Airport and were abducted on Thursday.

Their kidnappers demanded a US$1 million ransom from their employers. It was unclear if any ransom had been paid.

First Published: Feb 20, 2006 13:35 IST