Abducted Darfur Aid Workers Make Contact

Trio is unharmed; Sudan begins talks with kidnappers
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2009 1:42 PM CDT
Doctors Without Borders executive Christopher Stokes speaks yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The three foreign-aid workers from Doctors Without Borders who were kidnapped earlier this week in Darfur contacted the group today to report they were unharmed, the New York Times says. Separately, Sudan’s government began ransom negotiations to free the workers, who had been protected by Sudanese guards. One official called the abduction of guarded aid workers “quite unprecedented.”