nine Chinese oil workers kidnapped at Block 4 area

Oct. 19 (SUNA)

An armed group Saturday kidnapped nine Chinese oil workers at area of Block 4 oil field in South Kordofan State and took them to an unknown area.

The armed group has burned two vehicles belonging to the kidnapped Chinese oil workers. The Sudanese security authorities began pursuing the kidnappers.

The kidnapped Chinese were three engineers and six oil workers working with the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC).

Meanwhile, the acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Ali Yousif, met Sunday with the Ambassador of China to Sudan and discussed the incident and ways to contain it by the concerned authorities.

The initial information indicate that the kidnappers belong to the Justice and Equality Movement - Kordofan Sector.


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