Agence France-PresseMay 27, 2013 15:16
Gunmen kidnapped two foreign tourists believed to be South Africans from the central Yemeni city of Taiz on Monday, a security official said.
The captives, a man and a woman, were seized while they were outside a hotel in the eastern part of the city, the official said, requesting anonymity.
The unidentified kidnappers took their captives to an unknown destination, the official said.
Although kidnappings of foreigners in Yemen are frequent, Taiz -- one of the country's major cities -- has not been the scene of hostage-taking.