Militant group says it killed one Bulgarian hostage
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A militant group holding two Bulgarian truck drivers said it had killed one of them, the Pan-Arab television station Al-Jazeera reported Wednesday.
Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Tawhid and Jihad threatened last week to kill the men if the United States did not release all Iraqi detainees by Saturday.
In a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera early Wednesday, the group said it had carried out its threat against one of the men and would kill the other in 24 hours.
The video showed three men dressed in black with their faces covered by black masks. One of the Bulgarian hostages sat in front of them.