Central Banking

Kidnap! Iraq's central bank manager seized

Gunmen have kidnapped the general manager of the Central Bank of Iraq in front of his home in eastern Baghdad, state-owned television reported.

Iraq Television quoted an interior ministry official as saying that "armed terrorists" abducted Haseeb Kazem Jaweed shortly after he left his home in al-Mustansariya in the capital and took him to an unknown destination.

No one claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of the bank official, but UPI reported that neighbours expected that a ransom will be

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