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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 January 2006, 09:47 GMT
US journalist kidnapped in Iraq
Map showing location of Iraq and Baghdad
A US journalist has been kidnapped and an accompanying translator killed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.

The body of the translator, along with identity papers, have been recovered.

The journalist and the translator were reported to have been on a visit to the headquarters of a Sunni coalition in the city's western Adel district.

Western journalists and aid workers have frequently been targeted for kidnapping in the country by insurgents and criminal groups.

The journalist - whose identity is not yet known - was on the way to interview the head of the Sunni coalition.

Four Christian peace activists, including a Briton, an American and two Canadians, are being held hostage in Iraq.

A French engineer is also being held.


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