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Yemen female hostages found dead

Below is from BBC NEws but other sources state all have now been found dead or 2 children found alive and the rest found dead.Most state they were executed and mutilated, No one has yet claimed they did it with locals blaming al-quaida others blaming rebels.


At least three foreign women, thought to be part of a group which was kidnapped in Yemen, have been found dead, local officials have said.
The group of nine foreign hostages, three of them children, was kidnapped in a mountainous northern area.
It comprised seven Germans, a male British engineer and a female South Korean teacher.
One unconfirmed report citing unnamed security officials said the bodies of more of the foreigners had been found.
Yemen's Interior Ministry earlier said the foreigners were kidnapped while on a picnic on Friday in the north-western province of Saada.
The authorities said the group included a German doctor, his wife and three children.
The kidnapped adults all worked at a hospital in Saada, the state news agency said.
The UK and German foreign ministries said they were investigating reports of the deaths.
The Yemeni government has blamed a local Shia rebel group, Huthi Zaidi, for the kidnapping. The group, which has been fighting the government for the last five years, denied any involvement, AFP reported.
More than 200 foreign nationals have been kidnapped in Yemen in the last 15 years. Most have been released unharmed.
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This is sad news indeed.

When we were in Yemen back in 2005, we were told by locals in SanaĆ” to stay away from the Northern area near Saudi, as it is known for trouble.

Yemen is an interesting country, hope things settle down over there for future travelers.

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