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Hunt on for kidnappers of Europeans, Ethiopians

A manhunt was on in Ethiopia Saturday after an unidentified group kidnapped five Europeans and 13 Ethiopians in the country’s northeast, after conflicting reports that up to 20 foreigners had been abducted. The abductions of the Europeans and their Ethiopian staff happened on Thursday night at a camp in the inhospitable Afar region, where separatist rebels are known to operate, Ethiopia’s state news agency ENA quoted the police as saying Friday. In London, British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett confirmed that five “members of staff, or relatives of members of staff, at our embassy in Addis Ababa” were missing in the desert region which borders southern Eritrea. Full Story

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