Russia Diplomats attacked in Baghdad – four kidnapped and reports say attack was carried out by still unknown group no claims of responsibility.
Russian diplomats are rarely taken hostage by terrorist groups. The resprisals Moscow are known for in the past have been harsh and extreme.
The Area though has been the scene of violence. However – this a serious mater – Baghdad albeit now under Iraqi Gov't control is still viewed by Moscow as a US occupied city – thus as far as the average Boris is concerned – this is something more of a American problem too… It will be interesting to gauge moscow's response. One diplomat was killed four others are now in places unknown.
KFR groups (Kid Nap For Ransom) abound in many parts of Iraq a lot of the kidnappings are often done on speculation by 'entrapanuers then sold to groups for whatever they can get.
It would also be interesting to see if this is one of the factions in Iraq deliberately doing something versus Russian diplomats as well – which is highly unlikely but – not impossible.
 …. A Moscow news agency said one Russian diplomat was killed and four "diplomatic representatives" were abducted.
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry could not immediately comment on reports. …. ITV