Two Filipinas were taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in northern Iraq, according to an Iraqi police officer on Saturday.
The two were kidnapped when their car broke down on a road linking the capital Baghdad to Erbil in northern Iraq, police captain Hamed al-Obeidi told Anadolu Agency.
“Two gunmen forced the two girls out of the car at gunpoint and took them to an unidentified location,” he said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
Recent weeks have seen similar abductions on the Baghdad-Erbil road, amid a rising activity by Daesh militants in the area.
Late last year, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh’s military capacity had been all but destroyed. It appears, however, that the notorious terrorist group still maintains an active presence in the country, especially in northern and western Iraq.