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Spanish envoy joins ranks of people seized in Lebanon

Spanish Ambassador Pedro Manuel Aristegui was kidnapped in front of his embassy Wednesday, the third diplomat among seven foreigners kidnapped in Lebanon this year.

The two other diplomats, who are still missing, are Saudi Consul Hussein Farrash, who was seized in January, and US embassy political officer William Buckley, who was abducted in March. Islamic Holy War has said it is holding both men.

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