Two of the 17 missionaries abducted in Haiti have been released

Two of the 17 members of a group of missionaries abducted in Haiti have been released and are safe, “are in good spirits and are being treated,” the Ohio religious organization said Sunday.

Ministries of Christian Aid Issued a statement stating their names, the reason for their release or providing additional information.

“Although we are happy that they were released, our heart goes out to the 15 captives,” the agency said.

The missionary group, which includes 16 Americans and a Canadian – and five children, He was abducted on October 16 by a mob of 400 Maoists. His Haitian driver was also abducted.

400 Leader of the Maoists He has threatened to kill the hostages if the demands of the criminal group are not met. Although it is not yet known if the abducted children are involved, authorities say the gang is demanding a ransom of $ 1 million per person.

The U.S. government has urged Haiti to evacuate its citizens due to deteriorating security conditions and severe fuel shortages. Canada announced on Friday that it was removing all essential staff from its embassy.

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