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An American woman was kidnapped Tuesday evening in Uganda and is now being held for a $500,000 ransom.
According to NPR, American officials have not yet confirmed Endecott’s identity and the State Department is “aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Uganda. Local security forces are responding to the incident.”
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Two other tourists described in the press release as an “elderly couple,” Martin Julius and his wife Barbel, were left unharmed but without keys in the car the group had been using on their game drive.
The Uganda Police Force has sent out an elite squad of Tourism Police who have secured an area between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in which they hope that the kidnappers are currently trapped, according to their press release.
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In the press release, the Uganda Police Force says that they strongly believe the ransom money was the kidnappers’ motive and assure the public that this incident is not a common occurrence. “We want to further reassure the public that this is the first of incident of this kind registered in such a very peaceful setting, and those planning to visit the National Park...
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