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Kidnappings of Foreigners in Pakistan

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Foreigners kidnapped in Pakistan in the last six months: January 22, 2012 – A Kenyan aid worker and his Pakistani driver disappear in Sindh’s province’s town of Naushero Feroze. Police say they may have been abducted for ransom. January 19, 2012 – Two foreign aid workers — an Italian and a German — are kidnapped […]

Al Qaida Groups Claims Responsibility for Kidnappings

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The North African branch of al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for two kidnappings in Mali last month but denied being involved in a recent abduction of foreigners in Algeria. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb said it was behind the kidnapping of two French tourists from their hotel room in eastern Mali on November 24. It also […]

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Foreigners Evacuated From City in Mali Following Kidnappings

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities have begun evacuating foreigners from Mali’s ancient city of Timbuktu, a day after a tourist was killed and three kidnapped in the latest attack believed carried out by al-Qaida-linked militants. The foreigners were flown Saturday to other parts of the country. Officials say gunmen kidnapped Swedish, Dutch and South African nationals Friday and killed […]

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1 Tourist Killed 3 Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Mali say one tourist was killed and three were kidnapped when gunmen burst into a restaurant in the county’s ancient city of Timbuktu. Witnesses say the four tourists were led to a vehicle outside the restaurant Friday, and when one tried to resist, he was shot and killed. The director of tourism in […]

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Somali Gunmen Kidnap 3 Aid Workers

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in central Somalia have kidnapped three aid workers – an American woman, a Danish man and their Somali colleague. The three work for the Danish Demining Group, which says they were kidnapped Tuesday afternoon in the city of Galkayo, while on their way to the airport. It is not clear who carried out the […]

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Somali Gunmen Kidnap 3 Aid Workers

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in central Somalia have kidnapped three aid workers – an American woman, a Danish man and their Somali colleague. The three work for the Danish Demining Group, which says they were kidnapped before Tuesday afternoon in the city of Galkayo, while on their way to the airport. It is not clear who carried out […]

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Somali Gunmen Kidnap 3 Aid Workers

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in central Somalia have kidnapped three aid workers – an American woman, a Danish man and their Somali colleague. The trio work for the Danish Demining Group, which says they were kidnapped about 3 p.m., local time, on Tuesday. A security official in Somalia’s Galmudug region tells VOA the woman and two men were […]

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Official: Two Foreign Aid Workers Kidnapped in Somalia

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have kidnapped two foreign aid workers in central Somalia. A spokesman for Somalia’s Galmudug region tells VOA that a man and a woman were seized Tuesday on their way to the airport in the city of Galkayo. The spokesman says the pair worked for the Danish De-mining Group. He says the two were preparing […]

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