The Straits Times
Published on Dec 24, 2012

Filipina nurse freed after brief abduction in Yemen


SANAA (AFP) - Yemeni security services freed a Filipina nurse two hours after she was kidnapped in Sanaa, state news agency Saba reported, adding that her abductors have been arrested.

"Security services arrested two outlaws after they kidnapped a Filipina national late on Sunday in the capital Sanaa," Saba quoted an interior ministry spokesman as saying.

The men were arrested within two hours of carrying out the kidnap, the source said, identifying the woman taken hostage as 20-year-old Annie Jones, a nurse at a government hospital in Sanaa.

She was released unharmed, according to the spokesman.