Friday, February 29, 2008

Gunmen kidnap Iraqi Chaldean Catholic archbishop

MOSUL, Iraq, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul on Friday from the northern Iraqi city and killed his driver and two companions, police said.

"He was kidnapped in the al-Nour district in eastern Mosul when he left a church. Gunmen opened fire on the car, killed the other three and kidnapped the archbishop," a Mosul police official said.

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