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  7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772

Italian Kidnapped in Yemen was Seized by Tribesmen

An Italian embassy security officer who was kidnapped in Yemen on Sunday was seized by tribesmen and is being detained in the province of Maarib, Yemen's Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

The abductors are demanding compensation for the arrest of one of their relatives and the return of land they say they own in the capital Sanaa, a tribal source told Reuters.