A United Nations employee has been released in Darfur following three months of captivity.
Istvan Papp, a member of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, or UNAMID, was released on Jan. 5 and appeared to be “unharmed and in good health,” the mission said in a statement.
The Hungarian native and two other peacekeepers were snatched from their residence in El Fasher on Oct. 7 by gunmen, who used a UNAMID vehicle to leave the area. The other two UNAMID staff members managed to escape from the vehicle.
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