Baghdad: Russian diplomat killed, four kidnapped

June 3, 2006 15:10

Four people in a Russian diplomatic car were kidnapped in western Baghdad Saturday and one man may have been killed, police said. According to police, witnesses at the scene told them than gunmen opened fire on a car that belonged to the Russian embassy in west Baghdad's upscale Mansour district. Interior Ministry Lt.-Col. Falah al-Mohamedawi said one person was killed in the incident. In Moscow, the ITAR-Tass news agency, citing unnamed sources in the consular service of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad, says one Russian diplomat was killed and four "diplomatic representatives" were abducted.

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