Iraqi TV presenter seized in Mosul

Armed fighters in Iraq have abducted a female Iraqi television presenter in the northern city of Mosul, an official from her local television network has said.

    A number of journalists were kidnapped by fighters in Iraq

    The news that Raida Muhammad Wajih Wazan had been abducted came the same day that two Indonesian journalists were released.

    Wazan, who works for a branch of the local station Iraqiya, was taken by several masked armed men on Sunday night while she was returning to her house in Mosul's al-Shahwan neighbourhood, said an official on Monday. 

    No other details were immediately available. 

    Last Wednesday, half a dozen mortar rounds were fired at the Mosul TV station, wounding three technicians working there.

    An Arabic-language internet bulletin board carried a statement from a group in Iraq alleged to be affiliated to al-Qaida claiming responsibility for the mortar strike, but there was no way to verify the veracity of the claim.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.