Sunday, October 26, 2008

Child Abduction Rumors, Ivory Coast

Agence France-Presse
25 October 2008

Two die, five hurt in riots after child abduction rumours

ABIDJAN (AFP) - Two people died in the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan and five more were injured in unrest sparked by rumours that children had been abducted, police said Saturday. [...]

"A rumour of kidnapping of children by individuals driving four-wheel drive vehicles with tinted windows" had been circulating for several days through mobile phone messages, police said. [...]