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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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The IGP and SSP Islamabad has appreciated this performance of SIU of Islamabad police which arrested the kidnappers within 36 hours after lodging of report.
Another Jalalabad resident Nasiri said his kidnapped son was rescued by security forces before he could pay the ransom money to his kidnappers.
Relatives say the kidnappers are contacting Ali's cousin in Malaysia daily with new demands.
It has been widely alleged that a top politician was involved in sealing the ransom deal between the kidnappers and victim Sohail Hingora, son of a Surat business magnate Hanif Hingora.
North Sinai police referred two men with suspected ties to the kidnapping of seven soldiers earlier this month to the prosecution on Thursday, in order to investigate any possible links between them and the kidnappers.
He added that the kidnappers demanded a financial ransom of $ 200 thousand from his family, stressing that the cooperation of the kidnapped relative helped the security services in tracking down the kidnappers and free the abducted from their hands.
Then there is the violent kidnapper, the inefficient leader and the kidnapper who dreams of becoming an actor someday.
BEIRUT: A state agricultural and research official fended off would-be kidnappers in the Bek Valley late Wednesday with a Kalashnikov assault rifle that he keeps on his passenger seat.
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: Army forces managed on Saturday to release a kidnapped person and arrested on of his kidnappers in southwest of Kirkuk, a military source said on Saturday.
The MoI said in a statement the armed kidnappers were hoping to take a ransom but their bid was foiled by the vigilant UAE officers.
23 -- Omar Al-Zughbi, Director of Aden's Red Crescent branch, is optimistic that the delegation of local and international mediators set to visit Al-Musaimeer District in Lahj to negotiate with the kidnappers will be successful.
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.