Alan Johnston kidnapped

The BBC says it is concerned for the safety of a correspondent who has gone missing in the Gaza Strip.

BBC News said it had been unable to contact Alan Johnston, but did not comment on Palestinian reports that he had been kidnapped.

Johnston’s car was found abandoned in Gaza City shortly after he left his office to drive home.

Several journalists and aid workers have recently been kidnapped in Gaza. All have been released unharmed.

Johnston, has been the BBC’s correspondent in the Gaza Strip for the past three years – and the only foreign journalist from a major media organisation based in Gaza.

the BBC said in a statement. “We are currently unable to contact him and are concerned for his safety, We are trying to gather as much information as possible.”

Updated: Monday 12 March 2007
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