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Gunmen kidnap British oil-sector employee in Yemeni capital

Published on Feb 3, 2014 5:27 PM

SANAA (AFP) - Gunmen kidnapped a British oil-sector employee in the Yemeni capital on Monday, witnesses and an industry official told AFP, the second abduction of a foreigner in Yemen since Friday.

"Gunmen in a car kidnapped the British man at around 9am (6am GMT) near a grocery store in Hada," a tightly-patrolled district in central Sanaa, the official told AFP.

Witnesses said the kidnappers struck the Briton on the head with the butt of a rifle, before driving him away towards an unknown location.

The British Embassy could not immediately confirm the reported abduction.

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