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Iraq plunges into hostage drama

Iraqi militants are threatening to kill three Japanese hostages unless Tokyo withdraws its troops within three days. The three civilians were snatched by a group called the Mujahideen Brigades and Arab al-Jazeera TV showed them being held at knife-point. Elsewhere, two Arab Israelis were also kidnapped, but seven abducted South Korean missionaries were released. Our Baghdad correspondent says this is the first use of kidnappings for political ends in the conflict. The gunmen holding the Japanese say they will burn their captives alive unless Japanese troops are withdrawn from Iraq. Full Story

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