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US, Danish aid workers seized in Somalia

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 19:10

Nairobi: Officials in Kenya say Somali gunmen have kidnapped two Western aid workers in northern Somalia.

The man and the woman were working for the Danish Demining Group when they were seized in northern Somalia. One Nairobi-based official said the workers were American and Danish.

A second official confirmed Tuesday`s kidnappings but did not know their nationalities.

The Nairobi-based officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The kidnappings come only weeks after the seizure of two women working for Doctors Without Borders from a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya, as well as the kidnappings of two European tourists from Kenya`s coast. Somali gunmen were suspected in those abductions.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 19:10
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