Several Americans reported missing in Iraq
Jan 18, Baghdad: Iraqi security forces have set up checkpoints across Baghdad on Monday looking for three Americans who were reportedly kidnapped over the weekend.
They have closed the streets and conducted house-to-house searches for the search of Americans who were kidnapped from their interpreter's home in the southern Baghdad neighbourhood of Dora.
The United States embassy said "several" Americans had gone missing in Iraq.
Scott Bolz, the US embassy spokesman said, "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans."
Bolz did not identify the missing Americans or say what they were doing in Iraq.
John Kirby, a State Department spokesman, said that "due to privacy considerations" he had nothing further to add about the missing Americans.
Kirby said, "The safety and security of Americans abroad is our highest priority."
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the abductions.
The Oslo Times