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Timbuktu residents said the abducted woman is a Christian missionary in her 40s named Beatrice.
Timbuktu rebels 9

A resident of Timbuktu visits "The flame of Peace" monument on April 11, 2006. The monument was built in 1995 with the weapons of the Toureg rebellion. The fabled desert city of Timbuktu, located in northwestern Mali, fires the imagination of every adventurer, but an outbreak of fierce fighting in the region has raised fears tourists may snub the African treasure.

ISSOUF SANOGO