June 5, 2008 / 2:21 PM / 11 years ago

Zimbabwe releases detained UK and U.S. diplomats

Zimbabwe police stopped and detained U.S. and British embassy staff, slashing the tires of the cars they were traveling in, on Thursday in a move the U.S. ambassador blamed on the southern African country's government. REUTERS/Graphics

HARARE (Reuters) - U.S. and British diplomats who were detained and held for several hours by Zimbabwean police have been released, the U.S. embassy said on Thursday.

“They have all been released and are on their way back to Harare,” U.S. embassy spokesman Mark Weinburg said.

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