Americans Contractors Abducted, Convoy Hijacked

Pentagon (AP) - The US military says a convoy of civilians traveling near Nasiriyah, in southern Iraq, has been hijacked.

A Pentagon spokesman says preliminary reports suggest there could be as many as 14 people captured and that the convoy included about 19 vehicles.

He says British forces are working with Iraqis to determine what happened. He would not say whether US forces were involved. ABC News reports that four of the civilians captured were Americans and that the convoy was being operated by the crescent security group.

A spokesman for the company says he cannot provide any information until he's able to determine what happened.

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