The Yemeni interior ministry is asking tribal leaders to help them find three Europeans, two Finns and one Austrian, who were kidnapped last Friday. Reports indicate that their captors are demanding several million dollars ransom for the kidnapped hostages.
In other news, pirates hijacked an Italian ship off the coast of Nigeria and brought it safely to shore along with its four-man crew. Somali pirates generally hijack ships to extort ransom, but their Nigerian counterparts are said to be more interested in the ships’ cargo.
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