updated 9/2/2009 3:38:15 PM ET 2009-09-02T19:38:15

A body delivered to Iraqi authorities could be that of a British hostage taken in 2007, Britain's Foreign Office said Wednesday.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Britain is seeking to verify if the remains are those of one of two security workers feared to have been killed by their captors. The two men were among five Britons abducted by Shiite militants in a raid on Iraq's Finance Ministry in 2007.

In a statement, Miliband said forensic examinations are under way.

Two other bodies were returned to Britain in June, and officials have called on hostage-takers to release the fifth hostage, Peter Moore.

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