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Aid workers abducted in Somalia

ICC Note

Somalia Islamists recently killed four Somali Christians and two Kenyan Christians. The situation in the country is dangerous for aid workers too.

05/21/2008 Somalia (BBC News)-Two Italian aid workers and a Somali colleague have been kidnapped by gunmen south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu .

Dozens of armed gunmen attacked the offices of Italian aid agency Cooperazione Italiana Nord Sud in the village of Awdhigle .

Somali insurgents vowed to target foreign aid workers after a US air strike killed the head of the al-Shabab militant group this month.

Al-Shabab is the militant wing of the UIC, which ruled much of Somalia in 2006 before being ousted by Ethiopian forces backed by Somali government troops

Two aid workers, a Briton and a Kenyan, who were abducted in southern Somalia last month are still missing.

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