KIRKUK, Iraq, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the son of Iraqi former deputy prime minister in the northern city of Kirkuk, a local police source told Xinhua.
The gunmen stormed at dawn an apartment of Sa'ad Abid Mutlak al- Jubouri and kidnapped him in Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.
No group immediately claimed the abduction yet, the source said, adding that the police are investigating the incident.
Sa'ad is the son of Abid Mutlak al-Jubouri, a Sunni Arab former deputy prime minister in the Iraqi Transitional Government after the U.S.-led invasion and a former lawmaker.
Jubouri is also a former major general in Saddam Hussien's army.
The oil-rich Kirkuk province and its capital Kirkuk City are part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomans. The area has long been the hotbed of insurgency since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
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