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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | MYT 5:01 PM

Turkey says investigating reports 28 truck drivers kidnapped in Iraq

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is investigating reports that 28 Turkish truck drivers ferrying diesel to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been abducted by militants, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Turkish media reports said the drivers were being held hostage after being seized while carrying diesel from Turkey's southern port of Iskenderun to a power plant in Mosul.

Insurgents overran the headquarters of the provincial government in Mosul late on Monday, making further gains in a fourth day of fighting in the country's second-largest city.

(Reporting by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Humeyra Pamuk and John Stonestreet)


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