Seventeen U.S. missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti – NYT

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(Reuters) – As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their family members were kidnapped on Saturday by gang members in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, the New York Times reported, citing security officials from the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation. The missionaries were abducted from a bus headed to the airport to drop off some members of the group before continuing to another destination in Haiti, the report said, citing local officials. A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas. Violence spiralled after…

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