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Yemenis denounce killing of foreign hostages | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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SAN’A, Yemen (AP) – Hundreds of Yemenis are rallying in a northern city, demanding the government arrest the kidnappers of nine foreigners who went missing last week.

Three of the kidnapped, two German nurses and a South Korean teacher, have since been found dead. Six others remain missing.

Helicopters joined the search Wednesday in the northern Saada province, where Al Qaeda has a foothold.

In Saada city, hundreds marched in a government-orchestrated protest.

About 3,000 members of a Shiite rebel group also rallied nearby. Authorities initially accused the group of the kidnapping, but the rebels denied involvement.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has offered a $250,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of the kidnappers or the hostages.