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US Citizen Kidnapped in Pakistan

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say at least eight armed men have kidnapped a U.S. citizen from his residence in the eastern city of Lahore. Pakistani police say the attackers guards and took the American early Saturday. They say the kidnapped man is in his 60s and works for a private company. U.S. embassy officials have confirmed the […]

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US Citizen Kidnapped in Pakistan

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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((updates with new info in lede and graf 2, 4) Pakistani police say assailants have kidnapped a U.S. citizen from his residence in the eastern city of Lahore. Pakistani police say as many as eight to ten armed men overpowered guards and took the American early Saturday. They say the kidnapped man works for a […]

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US Citizen Kidnapped in Pakistan

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say assailants have kidnapped a U.S. citizen from his residence in the country’s eastern region. Pakistani police say as many as eight to ten people were involved in the abduction. U.S. embassy officials say they are aware of the reported kidnapping and are looking into it. Kidnappings for ransom are fairly common in […]

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New Somali Minister for Women Kidnapped

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new minister for women has been kidnapped by the militant group al-Shabab, less than a day after her appointment. A sister of the kidnapped minister told VOA Thursday Asha Osman Aqil was seized by al-Shabab fighters in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region, which is in the heart of the rebel group’s territory. The sister says […]

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New Somali Minister for Women Kidnapped

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s new minister for women has been kidnapped by the militant group al-Shabab, less than a day after her appointment. Reports citing a relative and various Somali officials say Asha Osman Aqil was seized by al-Shabab fighters in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region. Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali had named her to his cabinet on […]

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Two Americans Kidnapped in Southern Philippines

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say three people have been kidnapped in the troubled southern Philippines, including a naturalized American citizen and her teenaged son. Edwin de Ocampo, the police superintendent of the southern port city of Zamboanga, says the three were seized when more than a dozen armed men in two motorized boats raided a beach house early […]

US: Al-Qaida Turns to Kidnapping for Money

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say documents retrieved from Osama bin Laden’s compound show al-Qaida is turning to kidnapping for ransom as a way to offset cash shortages. The unnamed officials have told news agencies the militant group’s financial sources have been squeezed in recent years, forcing it to look to other methods of funding terrorist operations. Al-Qaida’s […]

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