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3 Aid Workers Kidnapped in Algeria


A landmines victims center near the western Sahara refugee camp of Rabuni, Tindouf province, from where the three aid workers were kidnapped.

A landmines victims center near the western Sahara refugee camp of Rabuni, Tindouf province, from where the three aid workers were kidnapped.

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.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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