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Two kidnapped UN observers in DR Congo found: rebel group

Two military observers from the United Nations mission, kidnapped in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been discovered unharmed, officials said. “They were found by one of my officers” 80 kilometers (50 miles) outside the town of Beni, where they were kidnapped, Mbusa Nyamwisi of the Kinshasa-backed Congolese Rally for Democracy-Liberation Movement (RCD-ML) told AFP. His statement was confirmed by the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow, which said that the observers were a Russian, identified as Major E. Biryukov, and a Tunisian national. “The health of the former hostages does not seem to be in danger,” said a ministry statement. The UN’s mission in DRC, MONUC, said the rebels had handed over the two men. Full Story

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