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Kidnapping Is a Growth Industry in Mogadishu

Whenever Mohamud Ali Abdi`s captors went out, they tied one of his toes to the trigger of an AK-47 assault rifle pointed at his stomach. On their return, they would make more phone calls to his relatives demanding $7 000 in ransom. This went on for 80 days until the merchant`s relatives abducted three of the kidnappers` own clansmen and threatened to kill one a day until Abdi was freed. They let him go. Full Story

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