Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning, the two men kidnapped in Breda earlier this week, are alive and well and reunited with their family. They were found unharmed in the outskirts of Ulicoten on Thursday night after they managed to escape their captors and alert the neighbors.
A 41-year old business owner was attacked on Sunday evening while his wife and two daughters were held hostage during a robbery in their home. The incident took place at about 11:15 p.m. on Willem de Feschweg in Uithoorn, Noord Holland, police say.
Filipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is interfering with the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) by threatening to kill two kidnapped Germans. This threat has also renewed the fear for the safety of Dutchman Ewold Horn, who has been in Abu Sayyaf custody for 2.5 years.
The three Dutch nationals who were released by their Nigerian kidnappers on saturday landed safely at Schiphol this morning. Only one of the returnees was seen at the exit, the other two left the airport via another exit, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
A 25-year old man from the Dominican Republic has admitted to murdering a Dutch woman last year in the Caribbean country, the Dominican police report Tuesday.
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