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At least 30 bus passengers kidnapped in Iraq

Gunmen manning a fake security checkpoint north of Baghdad, have kidnapped between 30 and 40 mostly Shiite bus passengers heading to the northern town of Balad. An Iraqi official from the Joint Coordination Centre in Tikrit — which oversees US and Iraqi security forces in the area — said the buses were halted by the gang near Tarmiya, 40 kilometres (24 miles) north of Baghdad. Full Story

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