According to Moheet.com, unknown gunmen suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda kidnapped 14 people, including women and children, north of Baqouba.
“Gunmen suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda stopped a minibus coming from Al-Salem area, in the district of Al-Mansouriya. This is in the region of Al-Maqdadiyah near the village of Albushaheen,” Colonel Hazim Yassin told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. “They led the passengers and the minibus to an unknown location.”
“The gunmen stopped the bus at a checkpoint near Al-Maqdadiya,” a security source said. “The region of Albushaheen is considered an Al-Qaeda haven. Military operations have been ongoing in this province for approximately the past six months.”