Kidnappings by AQIM in Algeria

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, is credited with kidnapping over 50 Europeans and Canadians and holding them for ransom between 2003 and 2011. The kidnappings for ransom is estimated to have generated the group around $130 Million.
Source: “Gunmen kidnap South African tourist in Timbuktu,” Daily News, Independent Online, November 29, 2011.