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Yemeni kidnappers demand 2 million dollars for freeing hostages

1/13/2010 Yemen (ChinaView) — Yemeni tribesmen have demanded two million U.S. dollars for releasing a German family of five and a Briton whom have been held since June 2009, local media reported Wednesday.

The new information came a day after Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Kurbi said that the Yemeni government was negotiating with the kidnappers of the six foreigners to secure their release after locating their whereabouts.

The six were among a group of nine foreigners who were kidnapped in the northern region of Saada about six months ago. The other three, two German Bible students and a South Korean, were shot dead during the operation of abducting.

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