Militants seize 48 Turks at consulate in northern Iraqi city

June 11, 2014 16:31

ANKARA - Militants seized 48 Turks in an attack on the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, including the consul-general, three children and several members of Turkey's special forces, a source in the prime minister's office said.

The group was taken from the consulate building to a militant base. Turkish authorities confirmed that all of them are unharmed, the source said.

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