• Kyodo


Japan is trying to confirm whether Iraqi authorities detained someone carrying an ID card of a Japanese security worker believed to have been taken hostage and executed in Iraq, the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad said Thursday.

The security company that hired Akihiko Saito told the Japanese Embassy in London of secondhand information that Iraqi television reported an arrested militant holds Saito’s ID, according to Japanese diplomatic sources.

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