UN staff member kidnapped in Central African Republic: UN spokesman

Reuters , Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Militia fighters
File Photo: Militia fighters known as anti-balaka pose for a photograph in Mbakate village, Central African Republic (Photo: Reuters)

Armed men in the capital of Central African Republic kidnapped a staff member with the U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSCA on Tuesday, a spokesman for the mission told Reuters.

A French charity worker and a churchman were abducted on Monday in Bangui in an area controlled by anti-Balaka militia. The militia demanded the release of one of their leaders who has been arrested for crimes including murder.

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