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Iraq hunts for kidnapped Westerners - The Australian
Populux | November 18, 2006 at 07:51 amby
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By Karim Jamil in Basra SECURITY forces are hunting for two Westerners kidnapped in southern Iraq after an American hostage was reportedly killed but two others rescued. Four US citizens and an Austrian, working as security guards for a Kuwaiti company, were kidnapped on Thursday while escorting a convoy near the southern town of Safwan. Militiamen disguised as police officers seized the five guards as they protected a convoy of trucks from Kuwait that was stopped at "what appeared to be a police ...