The military in Iraq says U.S. Marines have arrested four Iraqi men suspected in the kidnapping of American reporter Jill Carroll earlier this year.
A U.S. spokesman, Major General William Caldwell, said on Wednesday the arrests were made in Anbar province, west of Baghdad. He said U.S. and Iraqi authorities are discussing options for trying the men.
The editor of the Christian Science Monitor, Richard Bergenheim says the paper will publish Carroll's story of her 82-day ordeal beginning on Sunday.
Elsewhere in Iraq, the U.S. military said it is searching for two American crew members missing after their Army helicopter crashed into an unidentified body of water west of Baghdad.
Four others on board were injured and are in stable condition.
The U.S. military also announced that three U.S. soldiers died from enemy action in Anbar province today.
Meanwhile, in Baghdad, a roadside bomb apparently targeting a U.S. patrol killed a bystander. In Basra in southern Iraq, gunmen killed a senior army official.
Earlier, in Baquba, an explosion killed at least four people and damaged a mosque in the city. There were conflicting reports about what caused that blast.