Somalia : Five aid workers kidnapped

Al-Shabaab fighters. © RR

Casablanca (ADV) – Five Red Crescent aid workers were kidnapped by suspected al-Shabaab militants in southwestern Somalia on Thursday, officials said.

Mohamed Isak Ibrahim Aflow, director for the Somali national intelligence and security agency, in the southwestern Bay region, told reporters that the Red Crescent humanitarian workers were kidnapped in Busley, a village on the outskirts of Baidoa, Bay’s capital.

According to local media, the kidnapped aid workers include three men and two women.

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