The Washington Post

8 Turkish citizens reportedly kidnapped in Haiti:


Eight Turkish citizens have been kidnapped in Haiti, an official said, the latest high-profile kidnapping by gangs. Hugues Josue, the Turkish honorary consul in Haiti, said the group had boarded a bus in the neighborin­g Dominican Republic and were kidnapped in the Croix-des-bouquets neighborho­od of Port-au-prince, the capital of Haiti. Josue said he did not have any details on a potential ransom request. Croixdes-bouquets is controlled by the 400 Mawozo gang, which kidnapped 17 members of an American missionary group in the same area in October. The gang demanded $1 million in ransom and held most of the captives until December.

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