British journalist kidnapped in Iraq

A BRITISH journalist has been seized by kidnappers in Iraq.Iraqi news agency Aswat al-Iraq (Voice of Iraq) reported that the man, who was working for US television network CBS, was seized by gunmen in Basra with his interpreter on Sunday.

A BRITISH journalist has been seized by kidnappers in Iraq.

Iraqi news agency Aswat al-Iraq (Voice of Iraq) reported that the man, who was working for US television network CBS, was seized by gunmen in Basra with his interpreter on Sunday.

The agency quoted an unnamed police source as saying that the pair were kidnapped from near their hotel, the Qasr al-Sultan, in the centre of the city.

A CBS News spokeswoman said: "Two journalists working for CBS News in Basra are missing.

"All efforts are under way to find them and until we learn more details, CBS News requests that others do not speculate on the identities of those involved.

"CBS News has been in touch with the families and asks that their privacy be respected."