This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," Sept. 16, 2004, that has been edited for clarity.

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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Tonight, two Americans and a British citizen are being held captive by terrorists in Iraq. At dawn, ten assailants in a minivan pulled up to a home in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood and kidnapped Jack Hensley and Eugene Armstrong. The British hostage has yet to be identified.

Joining us by phone in Baghdad is Newsweek's Baghdad Bureau Chief Rod Nordland. Rod, do we know if they are dead or alive? Any demands been made for these three?

ROD NORDLAND, NEWSWEEK BAGHDAD BUREAU CHIEF: Well, no, there hasn't been any -- any word apparently from their kidnappers. All we know is that they were taken.

The group that took them operated in pretty much the same way as the group that took the two Italian aid workers, two women who are still being held and before that two French journalists and it does seem like there's a concerted effort going on now to kind of raise their inventory of Western prisoners.

VAN SUSTEREN: Rod, who are these three? What are they doing there?

NORDLAND: Well, they were apparently people working in the reconstruction program, although we don't have a lot of detail on their company. It's a company called something like Gulf Services Company but so far they haven't come forward publicly.

But they've been there for about eight months and apparently working on some kind of reconstruction project. And while they're there, in fact, sharing their house's generator with the neighbors in the community that they lived in, you know, because there hasn't been much, much electricity this summer despite the heat.

VAN SUSTEREN: And so, the search goes on for these three. Rod, thank you very much.

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