UN worker kidnapped in Central African Republic, 2 others held

January 20, 2015 6:10 PM

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BANGUI, Central African Republic – A United Nations female staffer was kidnapped Tuesday in Central African Republic, according to a U.N. official.

Central African Republic's anti-Balaka Christian militia abducted the Kurdish staffer Tuesday morning in Bangui, said the U.N. official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to the press. A Ugandan colleague who escaped told the U.N. about the kidnapping, he said.

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