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Police Say 31 Iraqi Cops Were Kidnapped

Police said Wednesday that 31 Iraqi policemen have been kidnapped in western Iraq while returning from training in Jordan.The police officers were ambushed Sunday in the town of Rutba near the Jordanian border, said a police spokesman in the city of Karbala, south of Baghdad. “There was an attack on a hotel occupied by policemen coming back from training in Jordan,” he said. The spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity, cited a Karbala policeman who returned from Rutba as saying that an armed group had kidnapped the policemen, many of whom were from Diyala province.Full Story

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