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Kidnappers Seize 6 Egyptians, 4 Iraqis

Kidnappers seized six Egyptians and four Iraqis working for the country’s mobile phone company, authorities said Friday, and Muslim leaders in Britain announced plans to send negotiators to Baghdad in hopes of winning the release of hostage Kenneth Bigley. Gunmen abducted two of the Egyptians on Thursday in a bold raid on the firm’s Baghdad office — the latest in a string of kidnappings targeting engineers working on Iraq’s infrastructure, in a bid to undermine the U.S.-allied interim government. Eight other company employees were seized outside Baghdad on Wednesday. Insurgents fired a rocket on a busy Baghdad street Friday, killing four people and wounding 14, the military said. Full Story

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