Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia

July 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM

GALKAYO, Somalia, July 12 (UPI) -- A team from International Aid Services was attacked and kidnapped in Puntland, Somalia, the agency said.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, an armed group attacked the relief workers near Galkayo. They were traveling in two vehicles with three armed police officers who were overpowered by the assailants.

In a press release, International Aid Services said one staff member was shot and critically injured, while two Kenyan expatriates were kidnapped. The agency is in contact with authorities in Galkayo.

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