Around 30 civil servants "kidnapped" by separatists in Mali

Around 30 civil servants "kidnapped" by separatists in Mali
A fighter with the Tuareg separatist group MNLA (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) brandishes a separatist flag for the region they call Azawad outside the local regional assembly, where members of the rebel group met with the Malian army, the U.N. mission in Mali and French army officers, in Kidal June 23, 2013.

ABID - Around 30 civil servants were abducted by Tuareg MNLA separatists in Mali's northern town of Kidal during fighting on Saturday that also wounded 23 government soldiers, the governor of the region said on Sunday.

"Some 30 of our civil servants were kidnapped by the assailants who attacked the governor's office. There were 23 wounded, including three seriously who were evacuated by helicopter," Adama Kamissoko told Reuters. <

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