Iraqi police are searching for the victims of mass kidnappings that occurred Wednesday. At least 43 people were abducted in two areas of Iraq. Some of the gunmen responsible for the attacks reportedly wore uniforms resembling those of Iraqi security forces.

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At least 43 people have been taken in two mass kidnappings in different areas of Iraq. In one kidnapping operation, in Diyala Province, gunmen donned garb resembling Iraqi security forces uniforms to sieze their victims.

Voices of Iraq reports that Iraqi police forces started a combing operation to search for 22 herdsmen who disappeared Wednesday morning west of Karbala, 108 km southwest of Baghdad, a source in the Karbala police department said.

“Iraqi police forces launched a wide-scale search operation in desert areas in western Karbala for the 22 herdsmen who were kidnapped by a group of gunmen this morning,” media spokesman for the Karbala police department, Rahman Mashawi, told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

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