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Irish journalist kidnapped in Baghdad


An Irish journalist has been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Rory Carroll, who works for the British newspaper The Guardian, was reportedly abducted as he left a house in the volatile Sadr City neighbourhood. It is believed he had been watching the trial of former president Saddam Hussein on television with an Iraqi family. Sadr City is a poor area of Baghdad, inhabited mainly by Shi’ites, and a stronghold of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The 33-year old journalist is an experienced foreign reporter. He had been in Iraq for nine months. Just 24 hours before his abduction, he had filed a full page report on the opening of the trial against the former Iraqi dictator.
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