3 more hostages released in Haiti, Christian aid group says
Three more members of a group of 17 hostages kidnapped in Haiti were released Sunday night, according to a statement from the US-based Christian Aid Ministries.
"We are thankful to God that three more hostages were released last night. Those who were released are safe and seem to be in good spirits. As with the previous release, we are not able to provide the names of the people released, the circumstances of the release, or any other details," the statement said.
"We welcome reports that three individuals held hostage in Haiti have been released. Due to operational and security considerations, we have no further comment," a State Department spokesperson said.
The group of 16 Americans and one Canadian were kidnapped by the powerful gang 400 Mawozo while traveling by car near Croix-des-bouquets on October 16.
They include an infant, a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old, as well as two young teenagers.