Briton Abducted in Beirut

Associated Press

Gunmen kidnaped a 60-year-old British scientist today as he walked on a street in mostly Muslim West Beirut, police sources said.

They said Geoffrey F. Nash, a metallurgist working for the Lebanese government, was seen being pushed into a yellow car by three men armed with pistols. A British Embassy spokesman said it was believed that the gunmen mistook Nash for an American. Several Americans have been kidnaped in West Beirut in the last two years but this was the first abduction of a Briton.

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