Yemen: US couple "abducted"

Published May 24th, 2010 - 11:41 GMT

Yemeni officials on Monday said tribal gunmen have abducted two American tourists and are demanding the release of a jailed tribesman for the pair. According to the AP, security officials, a taxi driver and tribesmen said the two - a man and a woman - were seized Monday as they were traveling west of the capital in al-Hudaydah province.

Taxi driver Mohammed Saleh, who was driving the two, conveyed six gunmen stopped them on the road and took them to al-Hamra village. Al-Sharda tribesmen said the hostages are "guests" in their village.

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