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By Layla Davidson
Almost 17 American missionaries are now reported kidnapped by gang members in Haiti, including 14 adults and three minors. On Saturday, the missionaries traveled to Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, and they got abducted when they were en route. Kidnappings in Haiti have increased throughout 2021. The numbers rose to nearly 300% since July. More than 628 kidnappings have taken place since January. The investigation is still ongoing, and Haiti’s security forces will provide more information at a later date.