Reuters – Gunmen kidnap two MSF aid workers in Somalia

by Jon Thompson on April 19, 2009

According to Reuters AlertNet several MSF-Belgium staff in Somalia have been kidnapped. From the article:

MOGADISHU, April 19 (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped two aid workers, believed to be Belgian and Danish, in central Somalia on Sunday, a local elder and another relief worker said.

“Unidentified armed men kidnapped two MSF-Belgium aid workers in Bakol region,” local elder Hassan Maalin told Reuters by telephone from the area.

A local MSF worker who asked not to be named said one of the men was Belgian and the other Danish. He said they were taken in their own car along with their Somali bodyguards.

“They were heading to Hudur, the capital of Bakol, when gunmen took them away in their vehicle,” the MSF worker said, adding they had been driving from Rabdhure town.

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