Saturday, December 03, 2005

Two Iraqi Kidnapping Victims Rescued, Terrorists Captured

The American Forces Press Service reports that two Iraqi civilians were rescued by Task Force baghdad soldiers onDecember 1. This kidnapping was apparently unrelated to the abduction of four Christian Peacemaker Team members earlier this week. From the press release:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2005 - Task Force Baghdad soldiers rescued two kidnapping victims during a routine vehicle search at a checkpoint in western Baghdad on Dec. 1, military officials in Iraq said today.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, found two Iraqi civilians bound and gagged in the trunk of a white sedan. The two individuals, employed by an American contractor, claimed they had been taken hostage and were to be murdered.

The car's driver and a passenger had false Iraqi police badges and were carrying pistols. They were detained.