Three Hungarians feared kidnapped in Syria

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Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Three Hungarians are thought to have been kidnapped in Syria, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's office said Tuesday.

"According to provisional information from the Hungarian anti-terrorism center (TEK), three more Hungarian citizens have been kidnapped in Syria," a statement said. It gave no further details.

In late April the Hungarian government said that two Hungarians working in Syria had been snatched by unidentified gunmen in the south-east of the restive country. In late July the government said they were alive but still captive.

Rogue rebel militias have conducted a series of kidnappings this year, including the abduction of 11 Lebanese pilgrims in May, as well as 48 Iranians earlier this month.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar)

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