2 peacekeepers kidnapped in Darfur

2010-08-14 21:49

Khartoum - The international peacekeeping force in Darfur says two of its peacekeepers have been kidnapped in South Darfur.

The joint United Nations-African Union mission says the two police advisers were near their home in Nyala in South Darfur on Saturday morning when they were abducted by three gunmen in a vehicle.

The mission's spokesperson, Chris Cycmanick, said the motives for the attack were unclear, but authorities are searching for the missing peacekeepers and an investigation is under way.

Last year, two international staff members working for Unamid, two international aid workers, and a staff member for an international aid organisation were abducted.

The Unamid force deployed in January 2008 to protect civilians and improve security in Darfur.