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Kidnappers Release US Missionary in Haiti

Kidnappers in Haiti have released an American missionary, one day after seizing him at gunpoint outside the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Haitian police officials say Phillip Snyder was freed Friday after kidnappers received a ransom payment.

Mr. Snyder's condition, as well as the amount of his ransom payment, are unclear.

In a separate incident, kidnappers released a group of children Thursday, after abducting them from a school bus hours earlier.

Police said the children were unharmed.

Some media report the abductors were paid an unspecified ransom. But the Associated Press quotes a police commissioner as denying any ransom was paid.

Neither case was considered to be politically motivated.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.