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Iraq lawmakers extend state of emergency

Parliament extended Iraq’s state of emergency Monday as gunmen snatched 14 employees from computer stores in downtown Baghdad in the second mass kidnapping in as many days. Seven cars pulled up to the shops in front of Baghdad’s Technical University, and gunmen wearing military-style uniforms fanned out to surround the buildings, police Lt. Thair Mahmoud said. The attackers then forced the employees outside and into sport utility vehicles at gunpoint, he said. Full Story

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