3 Aid Workers Abducted in Central Somalia

Galka'yo (Keydmedia) - An aid group says three of its workers have been kidnapped by armed men in central Somalia.
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The group International Aid Services said one Somalia staffer was shot and critically injured during the Wednesday attack. The group said three Kenyan workers were taken.

However, a resident, Mohamed Sheikh Abdi, said Thursday that the gunmen kidnapped two Kenyans and a Somali translator.

A government official who said he was not allowed to be quoted by name said the three were being taken to Garaad, a town used by Somali pirates. Somali pirates have increased kidnappings in recent years as a way to win ransom payments.

International Aid Services is a Sweden-based aid group that carries out water, food, education and sanitation projects.


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