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Pakistan Embassy Official Abducted in Iraq

A militant group claimed on Sunday to have kidnapped a Pakistani working in the country’s embassy in Baghdad, officials in Pakistan said, confirming the latest abduction of a foreigner in Iraq’s lawless capital. “Persons claiming to be members of Omar bin Khattab group have apparently kidnapped the official,” said a Pakistani Foreign Ministry statement released in Islamabad. The official, Malik Mohammad Javed, went missing after prayers on Saturday in Baghdad. “Malik Javed has contacted our charge d’affaires in Baghdad informing that he is safe,” the statement added. Omar bin Khattab group has not previously been heard of or been mentioned as one of the militant organizations engaged in the kidnapping business in Iraq. Full Story

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