Baghdad gunmen kidnap Iraq’s deputy justice minister

Gunmen kidnapped Iraq’s acting deputy justice minister Abdulkarim Fares in the Binook area of northeastern Baghdad on Tuesday, officials said.

A police colonel said black-clad kidnappers in several vehicles stopped his car and that his driver was wounded by gunfire when he tried to intervene.

An interior ministry official confirmed the kidnapping had taken place, without providing details.

Good to see our Ally has internal security well in hand.