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Haiti kidnapping: Canadian, remaining Americans released, police say

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WATCH: (October 2021) FBI negotiating for safe return of kidnapped Canadian, American missionaries in Haiti – Oct 19, 2021

A group of Canadian and American missionaries who were kidnapped in October by a gang in Haiti have been released, police spokesman Garry Desrosiers told Reuters on Thursday.

Read more: 3 more missionaries released after Haiti gang kidnapping

The group of hostages, which originally numbered 17 people, traveled to the Caribbean nation on a trip organized by Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries and was abducted by a gang known as 400 Mawozo after visiting an orphanage.

Five of the hostages had already been released in recent weeks.

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FBI part of ‘coordinated effort’ to get missionaries kidnapped in Haiti to safety, Psaki says – Oct 19, 2021

The leader of gang had said he was seeking $1 million per person in ransom.

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Christian Aid Ministries did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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