Abduction of U.S. Missionaries Foiled
Heavily armed gunmen kidnapped four U.S. missionaries on a remote ranch in the north but left them unharmed after a gun battle with troops and police, officials said. The Americans were recovered after the gunfight near the Mexican border in Guatemala’s Peten region, national Police Chief Angel Conte Cojulun told a news conference. Blood found at the site indicated that one of the kidnappers may have been wounded. Authorities first said 13 missionaries had been abducted, but Conte said those reports were erroneous.