3 Aid Workers Kidnapped in Algeria

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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European officials say two Spanish aid workers and an Italian have been kidnapped from a refugee camp in western Algeria.

Diplomatic sources said Sunday the abductions happened in the Rabuni encampment in the Algerian province of Tindouf, an area inhabited by refugees from Western Sahara, a disputed Moroccan-controlled territory.

Media reports say one of the three abductees may be injured.

There is no immediate word on the identity of the kidnappers, or any indication of a ransom demand.