MEDIA
09/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Journalists Kidnapped In Somalia

Two international journalists, along with their Somali colleague and a driver, were kidnapped Saturday, a journalists' organization in Somalia said.
A young fighter mans a gun on the beach of Kismayo. The photographer asked not be identified.

Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian journalist, and Nigel Brenan, an Australian photojournalist, had been in the country just three days when militia men snatched them outside the capital city of Mogadishu, the National Union of Somali Journalists said Sunday.

The kidnappers also took Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi, a Somalian photojournalist who was acting as the pair's translator, and their driver, the journalists' union said.

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