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Iraq Kidnappers Kill Lebanese, 2 Iraqi Hostages - 2004-06-12

Lebanese officials say Iraqi gunmen have killed a Lebanese citizen and two of his Iraqi colleagues abducted several days ago.

Officials say the bodies of the victims were dumped on a road between Fallujah and Ramadi, two Iraqi towns west of Baghdad.

The three men, employees of a Lebanese telecommunications company, were kidnapped on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Turkish officials say Iraqi gunmen freed Saturday seven Turkish construction workers held hostage in Fallujah. Earlier this week, a videotape presumably made by the kidnappers showed the seven abducted men and gunmen demanding Turkish companies end all business in Iraq.

Dozens of foreign workers have been taken hostage by armed Iraqi groups who are battling the U.S.-led forces in Iraq.