Two Americans, One Briton Kidnapped In Iraq

Two Americans, one Briton kidnapped in Iraq

Iraqi government officials say gunmen have taken two Americans and a Briton hostage. They say the three were seized at dawn from a two-story house in the Iraqi capital.

Police say the men were in the garden at the time and there was no sign of a fight. Earlier, officials said the victims were all British nationals. US officials say they are investigating the incident and a British diplomat in Baghdad says he couldn't confirm the kidnapping. Iraqi officials say the three men were working for a Middle East-based construction firm in Baghdad.

At least four Westerners are being held captive in Iraq, including two Italian women and two French journalists.