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Mali: an MSF worker kidnapped in Gao


Since 2012, Mali has been plagued by a serious security crisis and all kinds of violence, of which kidnappings are one aspect.

A worker from the NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was kidnapped in Gao, the largest city in northern Mali, AFP learned on Tuesday, December 20 from police sources and from a local elected official.

The NGO MSF, contacted on Tuesday by AFP, did not wish to react officially to this information for the moment.

On (Monday) December 19 around 02:00 (GMT and local), an MSF worker was kidnapped by armed men in a district of Gao

,” a Malian police source told AFP.

The kidnapped person is from an African country, according to the same source, which did not give further details.

Serious security crisis

The information on the kidnapping was confirmed to AFP by another police source and an elected official from the city of Gao.

Witnesses to the kidnapping were heard by the police and "

everything is being done to find the humanitarian worker

", the first police source told AFP.

The abducted worker (is) an MSF logistician in Gao

,” said the second police source.

Efforts (are) in progress

” for the release of the kidnapped MSF agent, for his part said the elected representative of Gao.

Since 2012, Mali has been plagued by a serious security crisis and violence of all kinds, of which kidnappings are one aspect, whether of foreigners or Malians.

The motivations, ideological or villainous, range from the demand for ransom to the act of reprisals through the will to bargain.

Source: lefigaro

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