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UNAMID recovers WFP trucks carjacked in Darfur

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1 February 2012 - UNAMID peacekeepers recovered yesterday five trucks belonging to the World Food Programme (WFP) which were forcibly seized by unknown people. The convoy was captured on 30 January 2012 between Saraf Umra and Kabkabiya in North Darfur.

The troops, from the Mission’s Rwandese battalions 26 from Nertiti and 28 from Kabkabiya, took back the vehicles, after a two-day search and rescue operation, in the area of Guldo in East Jebel Marra. The drivers of the trucks were found unharmed. The perpetrators fled upon the arrival of the peacekeepers.