The World : Rebels Free Missionaries

Seven members of a Baptist missionary group, including one American, were freed by rebels in Mozambique who had held the group since May 13, the State Department said. Kindra Bryan of Houston, five colleagues of Zimbabwean nationality and a child were released in neighboring Malawi by members of the Mozambique National Resistance, or Renamo. A U.S. diplomat based in Malawi met the freed captives and reported that all were in good shape. The group has been waging a guerrilla war against the Maputo government since the mid-1970s. It occasionally has kidnaped missionary workers in the combat zones.

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