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Secret Papers Stolen on London Train Trip
British authorities are searching for a missing suitcase that reportedly contains highly sensitive documents relating to the Iraq War.
The suitcase was left unguarded on a London-bound train by a lawyer who was working for the Treasury Solicitor's Department, The Times of London reported Wednesday.
The newspaper says the lawyer from the leading British law firm Eversheds couldn't fit the suitcase into the overhead storage compartment so he stowed it in a baggage rack at the end of the car in which he was riding.
When the train arrived at King's Cross station in London, the case was missing and the lawyer called police.
The Times says it is not yet known exactly to what aspect of the Iraq War the missing documents relate.
Information on Eversheds Web site says the firm has been appointed to act for the Ministry of Defense in an inquiry into the death of a Iraqi civilian in the custody of British soldiers.