Iraqi Arrested in Athens for Holding Hostages

Published May 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

An Iraqi national was arrested in Athens Sunday for allegedly holding nine Iraqi hostages in an apartment, Iran News Agency (IRNA) said Monday. 

Quoting Greek News Agency (ANA), IRNA added the police was informed about the incident when a passerby heard one of the hostages shouting for help. 

It added that the police encircled the apartment for three hours until the man surrendered and freed all hostages -  



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