Bulgarian Hostage Executed in Iraq

Bulgarian executed

A militant group holding two Bulgarian truck drivers captured in Iraq says it has executed one of them.

The Pan-Arab television station Al-Jazeera broadcast a video that shows the captors saying they plan to kill the other hostage in 24 hours. Militants threatened last week to kill the men if the United States did not release all Iraqi detainees by Saturday.

The video shows three men dressed in black with their faces covered by black masks. One of the Bulgarian hostages sits in front of them.