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US Looking for 3 Americans Reportedly Kidnapped in Baghdad

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Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq

The United States is looking for three U.S. contractors who were reportedly kidnapped in Baghdad.

Iraqi and U.S. officials say the company for whom the three are working went missing two days ago.

There are no details on their identities or what their jobs are in Iraq, but many different companies are working in Iraq on both security and civilian projects.

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Sunday "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals."

Dozens of foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq over the last few months by terrorists and militias. Many of them have been assisting Iraqi forces battle Islamic State fighters.

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