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Two aid workers 'missing' after armed attack

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-06

Aid group Médecins Sans Frontières says two of its workers have gone missing after an armed attack on a compound in eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan's troubled Darfur region. Chadian officials have yet to confirm the incident.

REUTERS - Aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said two of its workers in Chad were missing on Thursday after a robbery at its compound by the border with Sudan’s Darfur region.

 

MSF’s Dutch arm said it could not account for the whereabouts of one international and one local worker after the attack by unknown assailants on Wednesday, which follows a spate of kidnappings in the Darfur region this year.

 

“We have no knowledge of their whereabouts,” MSF spokeswoman Rolinda Montsma said.

 

“We have contacted our staff and the family of those involved and are working with local authorities,” she said, adding that she could not provide any further details about the workers’ identity, nor where the incident took place.

 

A Chad government spokesman could not confirm the incident. A local source in Chad said the attack on the compound took place in the town of Ade on Chad’s eastern border with Sudan.

 

Kidnappers of two workers for Irish aid group GOAL in Darfur last month demanded $2 million for their release but the government has said it is determined not to pay. Two other groups of aid workers kidnapped in the region earlier this year have been released unharmed after negotiations.
 

Date created : 2009-08-06

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