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Peru Says 60 Pipeline Workers Kidnapped

Armed raiders on Monday kidnapped about 60 workers employed by an Argentine company to help build a natural gas pipeline in southeastern Peru, a government statement said. “They are asking for $1 million, high-tech communications equipment and explosives,” said a police officer in Ayacucho, some 360 miles southeast of Lima. The officer, who asked not to be identified, called the attackers “presumed terrorists” but a government statement described them as armed criminals. The statement said about 60 kidnappers struck at the Toccate construction camp in La Mar province, seizing a similar number of employees of Argentina’s Techint Group. Full Story

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