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Congolese govt say assailants kidnap 2 UN officials

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 The Congolese government said on Monday that assailants kidnapped two UN officials of American and Swedish nationality in Congo s Kasai Central province In a statement Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende said Michael Sharp a U S citizen and Zaida Catalan of Swedish nationality had fallen into the hands of negative forces not yet identified Memde did hellip
Congolese govt say assailants kidnap 2 UN officials

NNN: The Congolese government said on Monday that assailants kidnapped two UN officials of American and Swedish nationality in Congo’s Kasai Central province.

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In a statement, Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende said, Michael Sharp, a U.S. citizen, and Zaida Catalan, of Swedish nationality, had “fallen into the hands of negative forces not yet identified.”

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Memde did not give a date for the incident.

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A UN spokesman telephoned by Reuters declined to comment on the incident.

“The administrative and security services are working … in concert with UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo to obtain the liberation of the kidnapped persons,”

NAN recalls that on April 24, 2015 three specialised private firm subcontracted by the UN anti-mine service, were kidnapped in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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