Yemeni security forces prevent kidnap-attempt on four Czech tourists

An attempt to kidnap four Czech tourists in Yemen was stopped by local security forces on Monday, according to the Yemeni Ministry of the Interior. The tourists are said to be unharmed. The incident took place in a tourist village in the Al-Haima district, about 60 kilometres west of San‘a, the Arab country’s capital. Two soldiers and a child were reportedly wounded during the clash between police and kidnappers. The would-be kidnappers were later captured by the security forces and are being interrogated to determine their motivation, the ministry statement said.