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Chinese Oil Worker Killing Condemned by the UN

The UN peacekeeping forces in Sudan condemned on Wednesday the killing of four Chinese oil workers by armed kidnappers in southwest Sudan on Monday

The UN peacekeeping forces in Sudan condemned on Wednesday the killing of four Chinese oil workers by armed kidnappers in southwest Sudan on Monday.

In a statement, the peacekeeping forces, the UN Mission In Sudan (UNMIS), said it "condemned the kidnapping and killing of four Chinese oil workers in Sudan."

"UNMIS offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved families and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the remaining hostages," the statement said.

It said it condemns the use of violence for political purposes and "those responsible for this heinous act should be brought to justice."

Four Chinese oil workers, who were abducted with other five in an oil field in the Kordofan region in southwest Sudan, which neighbors the restive Darfur region, on Oct. 18, were shot to death by the kidnapper on Monday.

Three others had escaped the danger but one of them were seriously injured while the other two were lightly wounded. The three persons were transported by Khartoum on Tuesday for treating their wounds.

The fate of another two Chinese oil workers are still unknown.

Author: Jo Amey