Swiss woman apparently abducted by Sudan criminal gang

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Sudanese authorities believe a criminal gang is responsible for abducting a Swiss humanitarian worker who disappeared outside her home in Sudan’s Darfur region on Friday.

Authorities have intensified the search in and around al-Fashir and believe the gang wants a ransom, North Darfur’s Deputy Governor Mohamed Birama told Reuters.
“We expect she will be found soon,” he said.



Switzerland called for a rapid and unconditional release of the woman but did not give any other details about her.