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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Britons Kidnapped

FREETOWN () -- Sierra Leone rebels raided a U.S.-owned mining compound and seized two Britons on Friday, two days after they attacked a Swiss-owned mine and abducted five Europeans, diplomats said.

The British Foreign Office named the latest kidnap victims as Peter White and Andrew Young, both employed at Sierra Rutile Ltd, about 24 kilometers from the Swiss bauxite mine attacked Wednesday.

Six Britons have gone missing in the former British colony since November. All are believed to have been kidnapped by rebels of the Revolutionary United Front, a shadowy group with no clear political aims