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GAZA, (Reuters) – Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a Spanish aid worker in the Gaza Strip on Monday, a Palestinian security source said.

The source identified him as Roberto Villa of the Cooperative Assembly for Peace, a Spanish charity.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction, the latest in a series of such kidnappings in the coastal territory.

Last week, Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a Spanish photographer working for the Associated Press in Gaza, keeping him captive more than 12 hours before pressure from Palestinian officials secured his release.

Previous kidnappings of foreigners also have usually ended after a few hours, or at most a few days, of captivity.

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