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News Photographer Kidnapped in Gaza Strip

The French news agency, Agence France Presse, says one of its photographers has been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip.

The agency has identified the photographer as 50 year old Jaime Razuri, a Peruvian national. AFP says Razuri had just finished covering a story and had returned to the agency's office in Gaza. His translator says two gunmen abducted the photographer and fled in a Japanese car.

Kidnappings are frequent in the Gaza Strip. Reporters without Borders, a Press watchdog, says Gaza is one of the riskiest places for journalists.

In October, a Spanish photographer was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip. He was released unharmed after half-a-day in captivity.

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