Up to 17 Christian missionaries along with their families are kidnapped by gang members in Haiti


BREAKING NEWS: Up to 17 American missionaries and their families are kidnapped from bus by gang members as they leave an orphanage in Haiti

  • As many as 17 Christian Missionaries from the United States have been kidnapped by a gang on Saturday in Port-au-Prince
  • Haitian security officials say the group, including children, were kidnapped as they were leaving an orphanage
  • Officials say the missionaries were abducted from a bus headed to the airport 










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 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, a report by the New York Times stated, citing security officials from the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation.

A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas. 

Violence spiraled after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July and an earthquake in August which killed over 2,000 people.

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti did not respond to a request for comment on the kidnapping incident.

As many as 17 Christian Missionaries from the United States have been kidnapped by a gang on Saturday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Pictured, soldiers guard the Public Prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince (file photo)

As many as 17 Christian Missionaries from the United States have been kidnapped by a gang on Saturday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Pictured, soldiers guard the Public Prosecutor’s office in Port-au-Prince (file photo)



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