Yemen: Spanish policeman
who was deployed at Madrid's embassy in Yemen has gone missing, his family and
Spain's foreign ministry said Sunday, with a newspaper reporting he has been
Antonio Cejudo, 38, went
missing on Thursday, a day before he was due to arrive back in Spain for a
holiday, his brother Javier Cejudo said in a statement posted on his blog.
The online edition of
daily newspaper ABC said the policeman was kidnapped by an unknown group as he
made his way to the airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa in a taxi.
But Javier said its was
"premature" to say his brother had been kidnapped.
"It seems unfounded to state that my brother was kidnapped by
a group while he headed to the airport," he wrote on his blog.
"We don't know where he is, his mobile telephone is turned
off, we can't reach him," he added via his Twitter account.
The policeman has worked
at Spain's embassy in the restive Arabian Peninsula state for the past two
A Spanish foreign
ministry official confirmed that a policeman who was deployed at the embassy
was missing but did not provide details.
Spain's foreign and interior
ministries were working with Yemeni authorities to locate the officer, he added.