'Yemen tribesmen hold 3 Westerners for ransom'

December 24, 2012 18:40

SANAA - A Finish couple and an Austrian man abducted in Yemen are being held by tribesmen who are asking for a ransom in return for freeing them, an Interior Ministry official said on Sunday.

"We have information that a tribal group is holding the three Western nationals and they are asking for ransom," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The three were kidnapped in Sanaa on Friday.

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