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Two Italian Women Abducted in Baghdad

Two Italian women working for an aid agency in Iraq have been kidnapped, the agency said Tuesday. Gunmen broke into the group’s offices in Baghdad and took the women along with two Iraqis, neighbors said. Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, both 29, work for an NGO called “A Bridge To …,” the press office at the agency’s Rome headquarters said. Police sealed off the Baghdad street where the group’s office is located. One of the neighbors, who gave his name only as Adnan, and the organization said the gunmen abducted the Italian women, an Iraqi woman and an Iraqi man. Another Iraqi man managed to escape. The Italian agency is involved in water projects and school construction.Full Story

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