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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 October 2005, 22:25 GMT 23:25 UK
Iraqi minister's brother seized
Gunmen in Baghdad have kidnapped the brother of Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabor Solagh.

Jabbar Solagh was seized as he was driving to his home in the mainly Shia district of Sadr City, where he also works as a hospital director.

Interior ministry sources said four gunmen blocked Mr Solagh's car and forced him into their vehicle.

As interior minister, his brother oversees the police force, which has been battling Sunni-led insurgents.

The interior minister is currently on a visit to Amman, Jordan.



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