Iraq: Sunni preacher kidnapped in Baghdad

February 10, 2006 14:00

Men wearing Iraqi police uniforms kidnapped a Sunni Arab mosque preacher in Baghdad early Friday, police said. Adel Khalil Dawoud, imam of the al-Nuaimi Sunni Muslim mosque in Baghdad, was taken from his home shortly after midnight in the downtown Karradah district, relatives and eyewitnesses later told investigating police officers, said Lt. Mohammed Khayoun. The witnesses said unidentified gunmen wearing police commando uniforms had broken into Dawoud's home and seized him, according to Khayoun.

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