Gunmen kidnap two Westerners working for UN in Yemen-police source

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 16:17 GMT

SANAA, March 25 (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)