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The Irish village that was kidnapped by Islamist extremists

The threat of Islamist terrorism continues to cause havoc in airports, disrupt the global economy and strike fear into the hearts of travellers.

In the past few years, kidnappings have become a key weapon in the terror campaign. Among the Irish citizens who have been abducted were Dublin-born aid worker Margaret Hassan and civil engineer Ken Bigley, both kidnapped and murdered in Iraq in 2004.

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