Daniel Escobedo was driving to school when he stopped for what he thought was a security check at a roadblock in the Mexican city of Juarez , across the border from El Paso, Texas .
Worried about being late for class, he hurriedly handed his driver's license to the two uniformed men, who he thought were police officers.
Moments later, two dar....(more)
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumskiri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. News from remote parts of Nigeria that are cut off from mobile c....(more)
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The phone call begins with the cries of an anguished child calling for a parent: “Mama! Papa!” The youngster’s sobs are quickly replaced by a husky male voice that means business.
“We’ve got your child,” he says in rapid-fire Spanish, usually adding an expletive for effect and then rattling off a list of demands that might include cash or jewels ....(more)
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Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in an attack on the village of Gumsuri in Nigeria's restive northeast, two local officials and a witness said Thursday.
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Police operations in Iraq's eastern region of Diyala have led to three hostages being freed and the dismantling of several extortion gangs, the local police chief said on Sunday. Kidnapping for ransom in Baghdad and elsewhere in the country is a phenomenon that has grown to such an extent that the government has publicly declared tackling it w....(more)
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan kidnapped up to 400 students from a military-run college, with teachers and relatives, on Monday as they were traveling in mini-buses, police said.
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An apparent kidnapping-for-ransom set San Jose police on a frantic hunt for the kidnappers and their victim. It ended when police arrested several suspects and the victim -- who had been bound with duct tape -- threw himself out a second floor window.
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A "bold" attack on a young woman walking back from a Halloween party early Thursday morning has Colma police searching for a man now suspected of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.
The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. in the 1600 block of Mission Road, a commercial area of Colma near some of the town's cemetery grounds, a....(more)
(added: Nov 02, 2007 at 11:08 pm)
A 12-year-old San Jose girl walking home from the store with her kid sister was kidnapped and possibly sexually assaulted today before she was able to get free, police said.
The girl was grabbed off the street around 2:17 p.m. near Gardendale Drive and Barbara Way. The sister ran home and alerted her mother, ....(more)
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