BBC TV reporter kidnapped in Gaza, officials say

March 12, 2007 17:10

A BBC reporter was kidnapped Monday in Gaza City, a senior Palestinian security official said. Palestinian security officials said four armed men in a white Subaru kidnapped a reporter who threw a business card on the street that identified him as Alan Johnston of the BBC. The BBC bureau chief in Jerusalem, Simon Wilson, said his news network had lost contact with Johnston, but Wilson could not immediately confirm a kidnapping. Palestinian security sources said a car was found abandoned near Johnston's Gaza City apartment. Police found the lease of the rental car, which stated the vehicle was rented to the BBC.

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