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Two missionaries freed from Haitian gang

A sign at Christian Aid Ministries in Titanyen, Haiti Associated Press/Photo by Matias Delacroix

Two missionaries freed from Haitian gang

Two of the 17 members of a missionary group kidnapped in Haiti have been released, according to their Ohio-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group of 16 Americans, one Canadian, and their Haitian driver on Oct. 16 and demanded millions of dollars in ransom for their freedom.

How are the missionaries? Christian Aid Ministries said it could not give any further information about the captives or why they were freed, but they were “safe, in good spirits, and being cared for.” There were five children, including one 8-month-old, among the abductees.

Dig deeper: Read Jamie Dean’s report on kidnapping and violence in Haiti.

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.



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