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Iraqi official denies 4 Russians released

An Interior Ministry spokesman on Sunday denied a report that four Russian hostages had been released the night before in a raid by Iraqi commandos. A senior ministry official Lt. Colonel Falah al-Mohamedawi said earlier that the Russian Embassy employees had been freed in a commando raid Saturday, hours after being seized by gunmen in an attack in western Baghdad that left one of their colleagues dead. He also said the kidnappers were arrested. Full Story

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