British, U.S. Diplomats Released After Being Attacked, Detained in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — U.S. and British diplomats were attacked Thursday as they tried to investigate political violence in Zimbabwe and a U.S. Embassy staffer was beaten, an embassy spokesman said.

The diplomats were held for several hours before being released, U.S. and British officials said.

The diplomats’ convoy was stopped at a roadblock just north of Harare, spokesman Paul Engelstad said.

The Associated Press & Reuters contributed to this report.

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