All Chinese hostages in Indonesia set free

April 29th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin  

Jakarta, April 29 (Xinhua) All five Chinese nationals taken hostage by a group of gunmen in Indonesia’s Aceh province were released Tuesday after being held since Saturday. The Jakarta-based Metro TV reported the five Chinese were taken to a local government office in Pining sub-district, Aceh province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island.

Their conditions were not immediately known and local officials were not available for comments.

A group of gunmen abducted seven Chinese workers and an Indonesian citizen in Gayo Lues district, Aceh province, late on Saturday.

Two Chinese hostages were released Sunday evening to deliver the gunmen’s demand for a ransom of 300 million rupiah ($32,633), an embassy staff told Xinhua.

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