A group of 17 US missionaries, including children, have been kidnapped in Haiti.
According to the Christian Aid Ministry, they were on their way home from building an orphanage in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
A voice message sent to many religious missions said, “This is a special prayer warning. Please pray for the members of the gang to come to repentance.”
In Haiti, the number of gang-related kidnappings surged after President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at home in July.
A U.S. government spokesperson told The Associated Press: “The welfare and security of US citizens abroad is one of the Department’s top priorities.”
According to the New York Times, they were kidnapped from a bus heading to the airport.
According to newspapers, parts of the capital are now so dangerous that many inhabitants flee and few pedestrians go out during the day.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, and the surge of gangsters has displaced thousands of people.
The August earthquake killed more than 2,000 people.
Haiti: 17 American Missionaries, Including Children Abducted by Gangsters | World News
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