Christian Swiss Missionary Abducted for 2nd Time in Mali

FILE- Released Swiss hostage Beatrice Stockly arrives by helicopter from Timbuktu, April 24, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP)
FILE- Released Swiss hostage Beatrice Stockly arrives by helicopter from Timbuktu, April 24, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP)

A Swiss woman living in northern Mali has been kidnapped from her home for the second time in four years.

Residents and officials in Timbuktu say gunmen entered the home of Beatrice Stockly Friday morning and took her away. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry said it was aware of a “suspected kidnapping” of a Swiss national in Mali but did not provide further details.

Stockly, a woman in her 40s who is a Christian missionary, was also abducted by Islamist militants in April 2012 and released about 10 days later.

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SOURCE: VOA News