Occupation of Iraq
The U.S. Embassy confirmed on Jan. 17 that "several" Americans had gone missing in Iraq, after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital.
U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said, "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans."
Bulgaria commemorates on Sunday the five Bulgarian servicemen, who were killed in a suicide attack targeting their military base in the Iraqi city of Karbala on 27 December 2003.
The attack on the Bulgarian military base "India" was the first of the four suicide attacks targeting two bases of the coalition forces and an Iraqi police station.