Yemeni security forces free kidnapped Westerners-police sources

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 18:50 GMT

DUBAI, March 25 (Reuters) - Yemeni security forces freed two Westerners on Tuesday shortly after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the capital Sanaa, police sources said.

They said the security forces tracked the two kidnappers to a house where they were holding the pair, one of whom was Italian, and managed to free them safely after surrounding the premises.

Local residents said they heard gunshots in the area but it was not clear if there was an exchange of fire. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, writing by Sami Aboudi, editing by Mark heinrich)

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