Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Sudan
Unknown assailants have kidnapped nine Chinese oil workers in southern Sudan, a Chinese diplomat in Khartoum said Sunday.
The men were working Saturday when they were abducted in southern Kordofan province, where China is one of the largest investors in the country’s fledgling oil industry.
A search was under way for the men, said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. Several workers were not taken and managed to inform authorities, he added.
The diplomat said no further details were immediately available.
Kordofan province, the site of most of Sudan’s oil, is adjacent to the violence-wracked Darfur region where ethnic African rebels are fighting the Arab-dominated government. In the past, rebel actions have spilled over into neighboring provinces.
Just wait some days or weeks. In the end we will know who has kidnapped them.