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Australian pilot, two passengers released from brief kidnap in Papua New Guinea

Australian pilot, two passengers released from brief kidnap in Papua New Guinea

AN Australian helicopter pilot and two local workers were released unharmed in Papua New Guinea within hours of being kidnapped at gunpoint in the remote highlands, police said, following negotiations with security forces. The three had landed at a remote telecoms site near Mount Sisa in the province of Hela when an armed group took them away, David Manning, the police commissioner of Papua New Guinea, said in a statement. But they were released safe and unharmed after large numbers of security personnel responded and negotiated with the group through local leaders, he added in a subsequent statement, without further…
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