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kidnap

verb abduct, bear off, capture, carry off, conney away, ensnare, hold for ransom, impress, put under duress, run away with, run off with, seize, shanghai, snatch, spirit away, steal away, take away, take by force, unlawfully seize, waylay
Associated concepts: false imprisonment
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons captured by pirates or robbers remain free.
See also: abduct, carry away
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Our troops and our policemen are still tracking the kidnappers as of this report,' Galvez said in a statement.
Later, the kidnappers released Imamuddin and Ismail Malik.
Two kidnappers identified as Pervaiz Ali Dayeo and Abdul Shakoor were also arrested from the spot, he said.
He added the kidnappers were not related to the victim.
The kidnappers then asked the security personnel to leave the ransom money in an area near Rashid Minhas Road after which they released the boy.
In return fire, both kidnappers were killed on the spot near Kamran Chowrangi, Gulistan-e-Johar.
The kidnappers called on Thursday night and increased the ransom amount to BD3,000, which we are ready to pay but they haven't told us how to proceed.
The victim was released only few days ago after his father came all the way from Gujarat and allegedly paid the cash stuffed in many suitcases to the kidnappers near a busy place close to Patna.
BEIRUT: A Lebanese delegation has met on orders from Interior Minister Marwan Charbel with the kidnappers of Lebanese hostages in Syria, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported Monday.
While abductions for ransom have increased in Afghan cities, the police have successfully tracked down the kidnappers in most cases.
JALALABAD (PAN): Police rescued an eight-year-old child from his kidnappers and detained six suspects in connection with the abduction in the Khugyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said.
Unnamed judicial sources were cited by the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT on Thursday as saying that based on investigations, the kidnappers who abducted seven Estonians last month in the Bekaa Valley, thought they were abducting Americans, British or French citizens who could be used to demand a high ransom.