THREE American contractors have reportedly been kidnapped in Iraq sparking a desperate hunt by US officials.
Their disappearance comes after a week of security lapses in Baghdad.
Brutal ISIS militants staged a number of attacks in the Iraqi capital and the Diyala province last week, killing more than 50 people.
They said: “We are aware of reports that American citizens are missing in Iraq.
“We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and recover the individuals.”
Baghdad’s US embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said: “We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans.”