facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia

July 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM   |   Comments

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.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
2
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
3
Legal problems plagued family in Bell, Florida for years Legal problems plagued family in Bell, Florida for years
4
Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland guilty of new charges Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland guilty of new charges
5
Ebola health workers killed in Guinea Ebola health workers killed in Guinea
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback