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Kidnapped UN Peacekeeper Released in Congo

A Moroccan soldier has been released five days after he was kidnapped while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, the U.N. said on Tuesday. “He has been released and he is fine,” said Patricia Tome, the U.N. spokeswoman in Kinshasa, without giving further details. The man was seized late last Thursday by gunmen in the northeastern city of Bunia, capital of Ituri province. U.N. sources said the kidnappers’ demands had included freedom for five militiamen held in prison, the resignation of the head of the U.N. office in Ituri and the release of a motorcycle confiscated by the peacekeepers. None appeared to have been met. Full Story

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