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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Britons Held Hostage

NEW DELHI () -- A Kashmiri militants' group holding four backpackers hostage, including three Britons, has threatened to kill them if 10 jailed colleagues are not released, the United News of India agency said.


A spokesman for the British Foreign Office in London said earlier that the backpackers, three British and one American, were taken hostage by Kashmiri separatists.


He named two of the Britons as Paul Ridout and Miles Croston. But he had no details of the other men involved, except that they were all in their 20s.