Saturday, May 28, 2011

Armed Group Kidnaps Three French in Hadramout Province

By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Sana'a, May 28, 2011- At least three French aid workers were kidnapped by an armed group in Yemen's southern province of Hadramout.
Sources said that two women and a man who working at an aid organization went missing on Saturday afternoon in the middle of province of Hadramout.
The French Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the three are missing but has said it is unclear whether they have been abducted.
The local official said the three work for an organization called Triangle Generation Humanitarian which has operations in Yemen including aiding Somali refugees and helping provide clean water in the southern port of Aden.
Kidnappings of Western tourists or workers by tribes seeking ransom or concessions from the government have been frequent in Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries.
Most of the hostages have been freed unharmed.

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