Gunmen kidnap three UNHCR workers in Sudan's Darfur -local official

by Reuters
Monday, 28 November 2016 11:06 GMT

A refugee boy from Sudan's western Darfur draws pictures of shelters with a piece of charcoal at Djabal camp near Gos Beida in eastern Chad, in this 2008 archive photo. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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KHARTOUM, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped three workers from the United Nation's refugee agency in Sudan's restive Darfur region, a local official told Reuters on Monday.

The three workers, one Sudanese and two Nepalese, were kidnapped from Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state and were taken to an unknown location, said West Darfur government spokesman Abdallah Gar al-Nabi.

Security forces were working to retrieve them and locate the culprits, he added. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) declined to comment.

(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Additional reporting by Lin Noueihed in Cairo; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Asma Alsharif)

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