An American tourist and her driver who were kidnapped in Uganda were rescued unharmed

Business Insider | 4/7/2019 | Reuters, Ellen Cranley, INSIDER
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An American tourist and her driver have been rescued after they were kidnapped last week in a national park in southwestern Uganda.

Kimberley Sue Endicott was reportedly kidnapped by four armed men Wednesday, and a $500,000 ransom was later demanded for her release.

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Ugandan police announced Sunday that Endicott and her driver were safe.

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An American tourist who was kidnapped with her driver in a national park in southwestern Uganda has been rescued unharmed, Ugandan police announced Sunday.

Kimberley Sue Endicott, 35, was abducted by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 4.

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The kidnappers later demanded a ransom of $500,000 for her release. Authorities didn't confirm whether any or all of the ransom had been paid, but The New York Times reported that the safari company they were traveling with paid it.

"She has been located and rescued unharmed," Uganda military spokesman, Brigadier Richard Karemire told Reuters. Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said in a...
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