Sudanese Rebels Claim Capture of Chinese Workers

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sudanese rebels say they are holding nearly 30 Chinese workers following a battle with Sudan's army in the state of South Kordofan, which borders newly independent South Sudan.

A rebel spokesman says 29 Chinese are being held for their own safety and are in good health.

The rebels say they captured the Chinese workers on Saturday after a battle with Sudanese government troops.

The two sides have been fighting since June.

The Sudanese army has not commented on the reported incident.