Swiss woman kidnapped in north Mali
16 April 2012, 10:18
Bamako - A journalist in northern Mali says a Swiss woman has been abducted by armed men in Timbuktu.
woman, who was working as a missionary, was taken from her home on
Sunday afternoon, according to Kader Kalil, director of Radio Bouctou.
all Westerners have left the north of Mali since Tuareg fighters and an
Islamist group with links to al-Qaeda's North Africa branch took
control of the area two weeks ago.
The developments came after Mali's longtime president was ousted in a coup last month.
al-Qaeda militants have been responsible for dozens of kidnappings of
Westerners in the Sahel region over the last five years.