World IN BRIEF : TURKEY : Rebel Kurds Kidnap 2 Britons

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Kurdish rebels have kidnaped two British travelers in southeastern Turkey, a Kurdish group in London announced. Citing unnamed sources in the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party, the Kurdish Information Center in London said the two Britons "are well and safe." The group said that David Rowbottom, a 27-year-old engineer, and his cousin, Tania Miller, 28, a nurse, were held for being in an unauthorized area.

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