Uzbek doctor kidnapped in eastern Yemen

The local official said the armed group kidnapped the doctor from the hospital he worked at in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa

Uzbek doctor kidnapped in eastern Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unidentified militants on Sunday kidnapped an Uzbek doctor and took him to an unknown place in Yemen's eastern province of Marib, according to a security source.

"The militants kidnapped the doctor from outside the office of a mobile phone company in central Marib," the source told Anadolu Agency.

He said the abducted doctor is an anesthesiologist working for the state-run Marib General Hospital.

A tribal source had suggested earlier that the abductee was a Russian national.

According to the security source, one of the kidnappers wore army uniform.

He said the Uzbek doctor was being offered protection by Yemeni police.

"He suddenly disappeared from outside the office of the mobile company," added the source.

"Policemen blocked all city exits to prevent the kidnappers escaping," he added.

The Yemeni government has not officially commented on the report yet.

No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction.

Kidnappings of foreigners have become a common occurrence in Yemen.

The country has struggled to maintain law and order since the ouster of long-serving president Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012.

Last Mod: 14 Nisan 2014, 11:11
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