Up to 17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti after leaving the orphanage

The children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives who were kidnapped by gangsters in Haiti on Saturday. New York Times First reported.

detail: According to NYT security officials, missionaries had just left the orphanage and were heading to the airport by bus when the gang kidnapped them in Port-au-Prince.

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  • The guard said AFP Communications An “armed gangster” who kidnapped a group of Americans “between 15 and 17” was “engaged in theft and kidnapping” for months.

  • A State Department spokesperson said in an email statement that he knew the report. A spokeswoman added that there was nothing to add soon, but said the ministry’s “welfare and safety of US citizens abroad is one of the top priorities.”

Big picture: Haiti has been Since then, it has been attacked by violence NS Assassination of President Jovenel Moise Last July.

  • The Center for Human Rights Analysis and Research in Port-au-Prince reported that kidnappings in Haiti surged from 73 in August to 117 in September. Washington postThe country states that “the highest per capita kidnapping rate on the planet”.

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