Gunmen kidnap two Westerners working for U.N. in Yemen: police source

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 25, 2014 12:18 PM

SANAA (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped two Western nationals working at the United Nations office in Yemen's capital Sanaa, a local police source said on Tuesday, without giving more details.

Kidnapping is common in Yemen, where the government faces an insurgency from Islamists linked to al Qaeda, a southern separatist movement and fighting in the country's north, as well as sporadic conflicts with armed tribes.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)