Italian aid worker kidnapped in South Darfur
The logistics specialist was kidnapped on Sunday while he is was in the rout to the airport with two Sudanese colleagues, the UN hybrid mission said Monday. The abductors who were dressed in plain clothes took Francesco Azzara after stoping the car.
The Italian foreign ministry said concerned services are already working with the Sudanese authorities and the aid group Emergency.
The Italian medical aid group Emergency said Francesco, 34-year, was on his second visit to Nyala where it operates a pediatric center.
Abductors used to demand ransom and talks take time as the authorities used to convince them to release the hostages unharmed.
The UN Security Council on 29 July expressed its "deep concern" over the deterioration of security conditions in Darfur, including among others, the attack on aid workers.
However Khartoum denounced the resolution saying it distorts the image of the country and urged UN body to relay on verified reports.