Iraqi police say gunmen in camouflage uniforms have stormed a private security company and kidnapped as many as 50 employees.
The Interior Ministry says the attackers hit the private Iraqi-owned business late in the afternoon, forcing the workers into seven vehicles.
Word of the kidnappings comes on a day of unrelenting violence.
US and Iraqi patrols discovered 24 bodies in various parts of Baghdad Wednesday. Authorities say many of the victims had been handcuffed and strangled.
Bombings and gunfire have claimed at least eleven other lives.