The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe is reporting that a group of American diplomats and a British colleague were attacked at a roadblock in a rural area and have been detained.
The diplomats were investigating political violence in the country when they were set upon. One American diplomat was beaten and the tires on the convoy were slashed. American ambassador James McGee said the situation is "very serious" and was pressuring the Mugabe government for the prompt release of the diplomats.
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