US officials seek Americans missing in Baghdad: State Department

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A group of American citizens have been reported missing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The US embassy in Iraq has said it was aware of the reports and is working with local authorities to locate them.
The US State Department confirmed Sunday that a group of American citizens had gone missing and that security forces were trying to find them.

“We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq,” spokesman John Kirby told journalists. “The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority…We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals,” Kirby added.

However, he did not identify the persons who had disappeared. Earlier, reports on the pan-Arab television news channel al-Arabiya said three Americans had gone missing.

mg/jlw (AFP, dpa)

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