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Monday, May 24, 2010

American Couple Reportedly Kidnapped in Yemen; No Confirmation from U.S. Embassy

CBS News is reporting that an American couple may have been kidnapped in Yemen. However, it has not been confirmed by the U.S. Embassy:

CBS News: Armed men kidnapped two tourists near the Yemeni capital of San’a, officials said Monday. The U.S. Embassy in Sa’na told CBS News it had not received any confirmation of reports that the pair were American tourists.

Reuters news agency reports the pair are an American husband and wife, who were taken hostage along with their local driver and translator. The kidnappers had made demands for the couple’s release to the Yemeni government, according to Reuters.

No further information on the incident was immediately available. . . MORE


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