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Two more foreign oil workers taken hostage

August 11, 2006

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— Gunmen in military fatigues seized two foreign oil workers in southern Nigeria early Thursday, the latest violence targeting the petroleum industry in Africa's largest producer, authorities said.

The workers - a Belgian and a Moroccan - were abducted as they traveled through the southern city of Port Harcourt, where many international energy firms make their bases, Rivers State Police Commissioner Samuel Adetuyi said.

A private security official said the captors wore camouflage uniforms in the style of Nigeria's military.

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