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Kidnapping

27 Feb
1963: Argoud charged over de Gaulle plot

05 Apr
1970: West German envoy killed by rebels

10 Oct
1970: Canadian minister seized by gunmen

06 Sep
1972: Olympic hostages killed in gun battle

01 Mar
1973: Palestinian gunmen hold diplomats in Sudan

05 Feb
1974: Newspaper heiress kidnapped

20 Mar
1974: Kidnap attempt on Princess Anne

14 Jan
1975: Heiress Lesley Whittle kidnapped

07 Mar
1975: Kidnapped heiress found strangled

03 Oct
1975: London's Spaghetti House siege ends

21 Oct
1975: Herrema kidnappers under siege

07 Jul
1976: British grandmother missing in Uganda

23 May
1977: Dutch children held hostage

10 May
1978: Italy mourns murdered statesman

17 May
1978: Charlie Chaplin's stolen body found

22 Mar
1980: Schild family reunited with daughter

05 May
1980: SAS rescue ends Iran embassy siege

24 Mar
1981: Biggs rescued after kidnapping

28 Jan
1982: US general rescued from Red Brigade

09 Feb
1983: Police hunt Shergar's kidnappers

30 Jul
1986: Parents appeal for missing agent

02 Feb
1987: Peace envoy imprisoned in Beirut

18 Nov
1991: Church envoy Waite freed in Beirut

04 Dec
1991: Last US hostage freed

15 May
1993: French police rescue child hostages

13 Jan
1997: Shots heard at besieged embassy in Peru

22 Apr
1997: Troops storm embassy in Peru

01 Aug
2001: Boy 'held prisoner for eight years'

22 Dec
2003: Hostages freed by Colombian rebels

19 Oct
2004: British aid worker kidnapped in Iraq


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