Swiss woman kidnapped in Yemen: Interior Ministry Official

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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 6:23 AM

SANAA (Reuters) - Armed men have kidnapped a Swiss woman teacher in western Yemen, an Interior Ministry official said in Sanaa on Friday.

"The kidnappers are demanding their fellow tribesmen be released (from police custody) in return for her release," the official told Reuters. He said the woman was kidnapped on Wednesday in the Red Sea city of Hudaida.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari, writing by Nour Merza; Editing by Ben Harding)