At least 18 Turkish workers have been kidnapped by masked men in Baghdad, according to a construction firm.
The CEO of construction firm Nurol said that 18 employees had been kidnapped by men in military uniforms.
"People dressed in military uniforms broke down the door at 3 am (0100 BST) and abducted all these people," Nurol chief executive Ugur Dogan said.
Iraq interior ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan earlier said 16 people were taken during the raid in the north-eastern district of Habibiya.
Agence France Presse news agency reports that the men were working on a football stadium in the area when they were taken.
Taxpayer-funded legal support available to individuals criticised by the Iraq war inquiry should be limited to help speed up the publication of the final report, a Conservative MP has said.
David Davis, a leading critic of the delay in publishing the conclusions of Sir John Chilcot's probe six years after it was commissioned, said the cost to the public was ridiculous.
Mr Davis told the Daily Telegraph: "There are two groups of people who are suffering most from these inordinate delays of Chilcot: one group are the families of the dead who are being denied closure and the other group are the ordinary taxpayers who are being denied an answer as to the causes of the war.
It seems ridiculous that the second group - the taxpayers - are also having to pay the cost of this answer being delayed ad infinitum.
Surely the reasonable action for the Government to take now is to say 'there should be a limit in time and money on what can be spent on government lawyers to allow this inordinate delay to continue'.
Downing Street said: "This is an independent inquiry and as such Maxwellisation, publication and timing are a matter for Sir John."
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