US seeks Americans missing in Baghdad: State Dept

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Washington (AFP)

US and local authorities are trying to find a group of Americans reported missing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the State Department said Sunday.

"We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq," spokesman John Kirby said.

"The safety and security of American citizens overseas is our highest priority.‎"

Without identifying the missing persons, Kirby added: "We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals."