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Gunmen kidnap Eritrean asylum seekers

The United Nations says unidentified gunmen have attacked a group of Eritrean asylum seekers in the eastern part of Sudan, kidnapping 14 of them.

On Thursday, the spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Nicolas Brass, said based on the information provided by Sudanese authorities, a lorry of the Sudanese Commission of Refugees, which was taking 49 people to the Shagarab refugee camp, was targeted by the gunmen who were on a pickup truck.

“We have been informed by the authorities that there was an abduction of 14 Eritrean asylum seekers on their way to the Shagarab camp from Kassala,” located near the border with Eritrea, Brass added.

Source: www.presstv.com

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