Somali fighters kidnap aid workers

UN says it is working to secure "unconditional release" of four humanitarian staff.

    According to the UN 35 aid workers were killed in Somalia in 2008 alone and 26 were abducted [AFP]

    There appeared to be no immediate contact from the kidnappers.

    One witness said that three aid workers were seized, along with a Somali translator who was later released.

    Blalock said she could not confirm that a translator had been release, nor the nationalities of those captured.

    The WFP in Nairobi said they were looking into the reports.

    She said that earlier reports that two of the abductees were a Russian and a Ugandan were incorrect.

    According to the UN, 35 aid workers were killed in Somalia in 2008 and 26 were abducted.

    Two workers have been killed this year.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Answer as many correct questions as you can and see where your country ranks in the global cost of living.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.