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Monday, January 28, 2002 Permanent link to this day
Journalist kidnapping

A Wall Street Journal reporter has been kidnapped in Pakistan.

It is "relatively common" for journalists in the Pakistan area to be kidnapped, according to Veronica Forwood of Reporters Without Borders, a group that supports press freedom. She said it was possible Pearl's captors were responsible for another journalist's recent abduction.

Ghulam Hasnain, a Pakistani reporter working for Time magazine, was abducted last week and released several days later, according to Reporters Without Borders. Hasnain has returned home but refused to comment on what happened to him.

Explosions in Lagos

Explosions destroyed arms depots at the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos yesterday, igniting fires at dozens of factories in Oshodi and sending thousands of people fleeing. CNN and BBC are reporting 600 people dead in the panic.

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