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Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Estonia says officer abducted on border; Russia says it detained spy

TALLINN/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Estonia said one of its security officers had been abducted on the border and taken into Russia on Friday as he tried to stop illegal activity on the border, but Russia said he had been detained on its territory as a suspected spy. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said Tallinn had contacted Moscow about the incident, on a border that in recent years has seen a number of incidents involving the smuggling of goods, weapons and migrants. "He was captured by force, at gunpoint. He was fulfilling his duties preventing cross-border criminal activity," a Security Service statement said. It said the unidentified abductors had jammed radio communication at...