November 4, 2015 / 3:56 PM / in 2 years

Iraqi oil ministry official freed after brief kidnapping: police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior official in Iraq's oil ministry was kidnapped in Baghdad but quickly freed by security forces on Wednesday, Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement.

Militants wearing military uniforms seized the official, who was not named but holds the rank of general manager, in the northern district of al-Salikh. The militants were caught by security forces, the statement said.

Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by Michael Georgy and Gareth Jones

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