Red Cross employees kidnapped in Mali

Red Cross employees kidnapped in Mali

Two employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were kidnapped on Saturday in Mali, the Malian branch of the NGO said on Twitter.

“We confirm the kidnapping of two of our colleagues this morning between Gao and Kidal”, specifies the ICRC.

“We ask not to speculate on this incident so as not to make its resolution more difficult,” the committee added.

Aminata Alassane, spokesperson for the ICRC in Mali, confirmed the kidnapping to AFP.

“The ICRC deplores (the incident) and demands the release of its collaborators,” she said.

Present in Mali for 32 years, the ICRC is a neutral, independent and impartial organisation.

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