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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