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Published:June 7th, 2007 13:50 EST
Suspected Kidnappers Detain in  Baghdad

Suspected Kidnappers Detain in Baghdad

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi Army Forces conducted a targeted raid and detained two suspected kidnappers June 6.

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and Company A, 2nd Battalion, 136th Combined Arms Brigade, established a perimeter around a western Baghdad home and then simply knocked on the front door.

The Soldiers, along with their Iraqi counterparts from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Iraqi Army, detained the suspect accused of planning, coordinating and executing numerous kidnappings throughout western Baghdad. The man was taken into custody without incident and the other occupants of the home were questioned.

Following a search of the home, the suspect’s brother was found to possess personal items belonging to an Iraqi interpreter killed three days earlier when the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device. With the evidence discovered in the home, the brother was also detained.

Both suspects remain in custody.

Soldiers detain suspected kidnappers
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO