On Sunday morning, 3 U.S. citizens were reportedly kidnapped by unknown assailants in the Al-Dourah Neighborhood of southern Baghdad.

According to the Iraqi Minister of Information, the 3 U.S. citizens are of Iraqi origin and were only visiting the country temporarily before they were kidnapped.

The 3 U.S. citizens were on their way to the Baghdad International Airport before a number of assailants halted their vehicle in the Al-Dourah Neighborhood.

Iraqi security officials are currently working to rescue the kidnapped Americans.

As a result of this kidnapping, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning to all U.S. citizens about traveling to Iraq.

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