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Senior Iraqi Journalist Abducted In Baghdad

(RFE/RL) June 13, 2007 -- Police say a senior Iraqi journalist has been kidnapped in Baghdad in the latest attack on the media in the country.

Gunmen in a convoy of cars reportedly seized Filaih Wadi Mijthab, managing editor of the state-run "Al-Sabah" newspaper, while he was being driven with his son in eastern Baghdad. The son and driver were not taken.

According to Reporters Without Borders, Mijthab's abduction would be the eighth of a journalist this year in Iraq.

(Reuters, dpa)

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