23 December 2005 -- Six Sudanese nationals, one of them a diplomat, were kidnapped today in Baghdad after attending Friday prayers.
Al-Jazeera television reports that the diplomat is the second secretary at the Sudanese Embassy in Baghdad. It says one of the hostages contacted the embassy to confirm the six are being held.
Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Jamal Ibrahim appealed for the release of the captives on Al-Jazeera.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry says it has no information about the incident.