Gangs of bandits on motorbikes attacked nine villages over the course of three days, causing at least 200 deaths.
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The hostages range in age from 8 months to 48 years. Of the 17 hostages, all but one are American citizens; the other is Canadian.
The missionaries were based in the town of Titanyen, and were returning from building an orphanage in Fond Parisien at the time of their kidnapping.
Armed men kidnapped Sister Cecilia, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate and a Colombia native, in Karangasso, about 90 miles south of San, Feb. 7, 2017.
A top Holy See diplomat on Friday warned of “unbearable” security problems in the country.