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Iraq Gunmen in Military Uniforms Kidnap 25 - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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BAGHDAD, Iraq, AP -Gunmen wearing military fatigues on Monday kidnapped 25 employees and customers from a mobile phone store in the main shopping area of the capital, Baghdad, police said.

The gun-wielding kidnappers barged into the shop around noon and bundled the staff and employees into 15 cars they had arrived in, said police Lt. Thair Mahmoud. The whole operation lasted 10 minutes, he said.

The identity of the gunmen, who were wearing military uniforms, was not immediately known, said Mahmoud. No other details were available.

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