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Iranian top official abducted in Iraq

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An Iraqi government official has confirmed that a senior Iranian diplomat has been kidnapped in Baghdad.

Jalal Sharafi, the second secretary at Iran’s embassy in the Iraqi capital, was abducted from his car on Sunday in the central Karrada district by men wearing Iraqi army uniforms and carrying Iraqi Ministry of Defence papers.

Iran condemned the kidnapping and said it held the US responsible for his life.

A US military spokesman said no US or Iraqi troops were involved.