Iraq's security forces have freed 44 Bangladeshi nationals who were held captive in Baghdad for two months and arrested six of their abductors. Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) issued a statement on Monday and told that the Bangladeshi embassy had informed Iraq that there is a suspected house in Karrada, where the Bangladeshi nationals were held hostage and the abductors are demanding ransom from the families of the hostages.
Security forces later raided the house and liberated 44 Bangladeshi nationals. They came to Baghdad in search of employment. Out of six kidnappers, those are arrested, four were Bangladeshi and two Iraqi civilians. Officials are looking for three other abductors, two of them are Bangladeshi.
The security forces later raided the house and rescued 44 Bangladeshi citizens who originally came to Baghdad for job opportunities. hostages were kept for two months and physically tortured. The hijackers used to run a laboratory office in Iraq. The freed citizens have been handed over to the Bangladeshi Embassy.