Sudan rebels to free Bulgarian aid workers this week: air carrier

January 29, 2015 9:51 AM

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SOFIA (Reuters) - Six Bulgarian aid workers detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in a war-torn part of Sudan are expected to be freed on Thursday or Friday at the latest, the aircraft's operator said.

The three-member crew of the helicopter and three officers of Sofia-based Heli Air were taken into custody in South Kordofan province on Wednesday. All six are working with the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP).

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