Iraqi militants holds Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi hostage

The Islamic Army in Iraq has announced it abducted a driver from Sri Lanka and another from Bangladesh who work for a Kuwaiti company, Al-Jazeera television said Thursday, showing footage of the pair The Islamic Army in Iraq has announced it abducted a driver from Sri Lanka and another from Bangladesh who work for a Kuwaiti company, Al-Jazeera television said Thursday, showing footage of the pair “The Islamic Army in Iraq has announced that it is holding two drivers, one from Bangladesh and the other from Sri Lanka, who work for a Kuwaiti company,” it said.

The group “said in a statement that the two hostages were abducted before driving their trucks into a US base in Iraq,” the news channel said.

They are being interrogated “in the religious (Islamic) court,” the group said.

A video bearing the name of the extremist group showed each of the presumed hostages separately and a number of identification documents, including a Kuwaiti driving license.

The Islamic Army in Iraq is the group holding French journalists Christian Chesnot of Radio France Internationale and Georges Malbrunot of Le Figaro newspaper who were abducted south of Baghdad on August 20 with their Syrian driver, M