3 American Contractors Missing in Iraq

PHOTO: A map of Iraq is shown in this undated stock image. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
PHOTO: A map of Iraq is shown in this undated stock image. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)

Three American contractors are missing in Iraq, senior U.S. officials said today, and the State Department is working with the Iraqi government to find them.

It was not known whether the three were security contractors or some of the many other types of contractors currently working in Iraq, officials said.

One U.S. official said the disappearance is being treated as “a possible kidnapping,” but the official was not aware of any reports of anyone witnessing that.

A separate senior U.S. official said that every indication they have is that the three Americans went missing south of Baghdad two days ago.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Justin Fishel and Dean Schabner