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Tourists Found in Ethiopia

The Australian reports that Ethiopia has accused Eritrean forces of kidnapping five Britons and 13 Ethiopians and taking them to a military camp in neighbouring Eritrea.

Five tourists among the group went missing Thursday, the report continues, and were taken to a province near Eritrea. The tourists were taken in the middle of the night as they were sleeping.

There was a separate group of seven French tourists that also went missing on Thursday, The Australian reports.

BBC NEWS says that the group of embassy officials and their relatives (the French tourists) went missing in the north of the country, near the Eritrean border, and there has been no contact with the group for more than two days.

Both reports state that tourists in Ethiopia are being advised to travel with an armed guard now.