Iraq: Sunni female legislator kidnapped in Baghdad

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July 1, 2006 12:41

 
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Gunmen kidnapped a Sunni female member of parliament in Baghdad on Saturday, the parliament speaker's office said. Tayseer Mashhadani was abducted in Baghdad's predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood of Shaab, officials said. Mashhadani is a member of the Iraqi Accordance Front, a Sunni bloc that holds 44 seats in the 275-member parliament.

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