February 11, 2010 6:39 PM

Kidnapping of U.S. contractor in Baghdad said to be 'one-off'

The kidnapping of an Iraqi-American military contractor in Baghdad appears to be the work of a splinter group in response to a breakdown in political reconciliation talks in Iraq rather than a return to the high-profile kidnappings of Westerners, according to U.S. military officials and analysts.

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