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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

SNC-Lavalin Engineering Abducted in Algeria

Algiers - An armed group abducted an Algerian engineer in south-east Algeria who was working for the Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin, a daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The abduction, not yet claimed by any group, took place on Sunday morning in Djebahia, near Bouira, 120km from the capital Algiers, El-Watan said on its website.

The daily newspaper Echorouk reports that the armed group kidnapped the engineer, whose identity has not been revealed, into a vehicle and drove off to an "unknown destination".

The Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin is building a water distribution and recycling plant project in the Bouira region, south-east Algeria. - Sapa-AFP

The Rest @ AFP vis IOL South Africa

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