Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Gunmen abduct top Iraqi sports officials - police - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

BAGHDAD,(Reuters) – Gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms abducted between 30 and 50 sports officials, including the head of the national Olympic committee, while they were holding a meeting in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said.

Details of the mass abduction were sketchy, but police said the incident took place at a major conference centre in central Baghdad. Some mass kidnappings reported by police have later turned out to be arrests made by other security departments.