KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudan's Foreign Ministry says a US
aid worker kidnapped four months ago has been freed by police.
spokesman Muawiya Khaled told the Associated Press Monday that a woman
working with the North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse organization was
freed by police in South Sudan province and will be back in the capital
A 36-year-old Californian woman and two Sudanese
working for an aid organization run by evangelist Franklin Graham were
kidnapped by armed men in May.
Samaritan's Purse says it has
provided $83.7 million in assistance to Sudan over the past decade.
had largely subsided in Darfur over the last year, but a recent spike
followed the April elections, including a number of kidnappings.