Foreign Hostages Killed in Yemen

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Three foreign workers have been killed in Yemen.

The Associated Press reports that shepherds found the mutilated bodies of two German nurses and a South Korean teacher.

The aid workers, who served at a local hospital, are believed to have been kidnapped last week while on a picnic.

For more on the dangers Yemen missionaries face, click here for CBN News' 2003 coverage.

Six other foreign workers, including three children, are still missing.

The area where the bodies were discovered is in a remote region near the border of Saudi Arabia.

In the past year it has become a stronghold for al Qaeda.

There's been no claim of responsibility for the murders, but one local tribe leader blames al Qaeda.

Yemen authorities have accused Shiite rebels.  The rebels deny the charge.     

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