A Croatian missing in Iraq
Developments concerning Iraq
By Associated Press, 10/26/2004 12:24
Developments concerning Iraq on Tuesday.
Iraqi kidnappers released Jordanian businessman Ziad
Jabr Abu Irfai, two weeks after his abduction,
following the payment of a ransom, his brother told
The Associated Press. Irfai's brother, Mahmoud, did
not say how much was paid. The abductors had demanded
A Croat truck driver is missing in Iraq after a
weekend attack on a convoy in which he was driving,
his colleagues and family said in Croatia.
Dalibor Burazovic, one of the seven Croat drivers in
the convoy, failed to turn up at Turkey's border after
gunmen opened fire on mostly Turkish trucks in the
center of Mosul, another driver identified only as
Mladen told the Vecernji List daily. Officials in Iraq
said two drivers one Turkish and one Yugoslav were
killed, while two others were wounded.
Burazovic's sister told state-run Croatian radio she
has not heard from him since last week.
In central Baqouba, a government official was gunned
down on his way to work while a roadside bomb attack
left one policeman dead and 10 others hurt, Iraqi
Two sets of car bombs exploded in northern Mosul, with
one targeting a U.S. patrol, although no American
casualties were reported, the U.S. military said. Two
civilians were injured, hospital officials said.