Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Briton abducted by gunmen in Yemen

Armed men have abducted a British national working with an oil services company on a main street in Yemen.

Security officials say the British man left a local supermarket in the capital Sanaa and was about to get into his car when four gunmen grabbed him, beat him with their rifle butts and forced him into their car before speeding off.

Abductions are frequent in Yemen, an impoverished nation where armed tribesmen and al-Qaida-linked militants take hostages in an effort to swap them for prisoners or cash.

On Friday, a German citizen who was in Yemen studying Arabic was abducted in Sanaa.


Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph