Briton kidnapped in Indonesia

AFP-JIJI

Gunmen have kidnapped a British man working for an energy company in the restive Indonesian province of Aceh, officials said Wednesday.

Malcolm Primrose was being driven to a work site Tuesday when he was stopped by a group of at least four armed men at around 11 a.m. in the village of Lubuk Pempeng, the officials said.

The kidnappers tied up Primrose’s driver before taking him to their car and driving off, they said.

“We are pursuing the kidnappers based on the witness’ (the driver’s) testimony. We don’t know yet their motive,” one official said.