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Al-Qaida-Linked Website Says Egyptian Ambassador to Iraq Killed


Al-Qaida-linked terrorists in Iraq say they have killed Egypt's top envoy, who was kidnapped late last week in the Iraqi capital.

A video posted on a website Thursday, showed a blindfolded man believed to be Egyptian Ambassador Ihab al-Sherif. The tape did not show the killing, and has not been authenticated. The diplomat was kidnapped off a Baghdad street on Saturday as he stopped to buy a newspaper.

Meanwhile, Iraqi police say twin car bombs have killed at least 13 people and wounded nearly 30 others south of Baghdad in the town of Mashruh.

In Mosul, authorities say three Iraqis were killed and more than 40 others wounded by insurgent mortar fire apparently aimed at police stations in the central city.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.