Yemeni journalist kidnapped
YEMEN: Three unidentified gunmen kidnapped a Yemeni freelance
journalist specialising in reporting on al Qaeda on a street in the
capital late Sunday, an eyewitness said.
Abdulelah Shai was outside a Chinese restaurant in Sanaa when three
armed men jumped out of a car and forced him to get into the vehicle
which then sped off, Yemeni journalist Kamal Sharaf, who was with Shai
at the time, told Reuters.
Police opened an investigation into the abduction but did not say who
they thought was responsible.
Yemen's Journalist Syndicate said the kidnappers might be tribesmen
angered by Shai's reporting on the relationship of some tribes with the
Yemeni wing of the militant group al Qaeda.