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New Iraq Kidnappings Emphasize Growing Problem

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New Iraq Kidnappings Emphasize Growing Problem

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New Iraq Kidnappings Emphasize Growing Problem

New Iraq Kidnappings Emphasize Growing Problem

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Foreign aid workers, contractors and journalists are increasingly becoming targets of kidnappings across Iraq. The Al-Jazeera news network broadcast a video of a captured American soldier who identifies himself as 20-year-old Pfc. Keith Maupin. An American and a Danish citizen were seized Friday in separate incidents, and dozens have been kidnapped over the past two weeks. Many have been released fairly quickly — but one, an Italian, was murdered by his captors. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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