By Mark Memmott

After nearly three years, "British hostage Peter Moore has been released alive from captivity in Iraq," the BBC reports.

The news was announced by U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

The BBC adds that Miliband:

Said Mr Moore, an IT consultant from Lincoln who was seized in Baghdad in May 2007, was in good health and "absolutely delighted at his release".

As the Times of London notes, Moore:

Was kidnapped in May 2007 along with four other British citizens. Three of the hostages were killed and their bodies have already been flown back to Britain. The fouth hostage is also believed to have been killed although his body has not yet been recovered.

The captors, disguised s Iraqi policemen, took the U.K. citizens hostage during a raid on Iraq's Ministry of Finance.

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10:01 - December 30, 2009