Iraqi Security Spokesman Abducted

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Chicago Tribune
March 28, 2008 By Associated Press
BAGHDAD—An Interior Ministry official said Thursday that the civilian spokesman for the Baghdad security operation has been kidnapped and three bodyguards killed.
Tahseen Sheikhly is a Sunni who often appeared with U.S. military and embassy officials at news conferences to tout the successes of the crackdown that began in Baghdad and surrounding areas more than a year ago.
The official said gunmen stormed Sheikhly's house Thursday in a Mahdi Army stronghold in southeastern Baghdad and torched it. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.