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tr.v. ab·duct·ed, ab·duct·ing, ab·ducts
1. To carry off by force; kidnap.
2. Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.

[Latin abdūcere, abduct- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·duct·ee′ n.
ab·duc′tion n.
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someone who is abducted
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Senior police officials said that they have arrested some family members and tribal noblemen of dacoits and in exchange of this dacoits set abductees free from Ghari Taigu from where they were brought to Sukkur through boat.
KHANPUR -- Khanpur police on Tuesday claimed to have got freed three abductees from the clutches of bandits during an encounter.
ADEN, July 9 (KUNA) -- The Yemeni government has strongly condemned the sentences handed down by a court controlled by the Houthi militia on Tuesday to execute 30 abductees. The declaration of the Houthi militia that it will carry out the execution of 30 abductees within 15 days is considered a crime against the human rights, The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement published by Yemen' news agency (Saba).
Police spokesman said on Saturday that among the abductees included 6-year-old deaf/dumb girl Eshal Arshad resident of Mohallah Ismail Town, Ayesha Ashfaq resident of Sitiana Road, Naila resident of Mohallah Islam Pura, Ulfat Bashir resident of Chak 215/R-B and minor Ali Hasnain resident of Batala Colony.
Nine foreign abductees were recovered by Levies forces on Friday following a heavy exchange of fire near the Pak-Iran border in Balochistan.Reportedly, on a tip-off, a raid was conducted in the Taftan neighbourhood in Chagai district.
QUETTA -- Levies forces on Friday recovered nine foreign abductees after a heavy exchange of fire in Balochistan near Pak-Iran border.
Police are making lame excuses by making misleading statements of limits that these persons were not kidnapped in the limits of Kashmore police so they express their inability to recover the abductees such shifting for the responsibility has created confusion among them and intensified the safety and security concerns regarding that abductees.
"The steadfastness of the abductees and their families, their strength and patience during the time of abduction from one side, and the determination of the army heroes ,some of them have sacrificed their soul to liberate the abductees-women and children-from the other side, will be a lesson in patriotism and national act," the President affirmed.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops freed eight abductees from terrorists' jail in Eastern Ghouta, military sources reported on Sunday.
The former abductees including pregnant women fled the various islands in Lake Chad to Monguno where they served as labourers for physical work on the farms of the insurgents.
Aden, Rabi'I 7, 1439, November 25, 2017, SPA -- The Association of Mothers of Abductees in Yemen appealed to humanitarian and rights organizations to take urgent action to save the life of one of the abductees in the prisons of Hothis who usurped power in Sanaa.
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