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German Ex-Minister and Family Kidnapped in Yemen

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posted on Dec, 28 2005 @ 03:39 PM
A former German government official and his family were kidnapped in Yemen today:


SANAA (Reuters) - A former German government minister, his wife and three children were kidnapped in Yemen on Wednesday, local officials said, and one of their captors said their lives would be at risk if Yemen used force to free them.

Germany's Foreign Ministry said former junior Foreign Minister Juergen Chrobog and four family members were missing in Yemen. A Yemeni official said the group were seized during a trip to the eastern Shabwa province from the port city of Aden.

"They are safe. But if force is used to free them, the hostages' lives would be put in danger," one of the kidnappers from the al-Abdullah tribe told Reuters by telephone.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Sounds like Yemen is a very dangerous place for westerners. I hope they'll be alright.

Hopefully Germany doesn't have any more terrorists in their jails to trade off.

[edit on 12/28/2005 by djohnsto77]


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