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4 aid workers, 2 others abducted

WORLD BRIEFING / SOMALIA

November 06, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Armed men ambushed a convoy in Somalia, taking four European aid workers and two Kenyans hostage, officials said.

French aid group Action Against Hunger said the attack took place in the town of Dusa Marreb, about 250 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu, when the six were going to an airport to board a chartered plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya.

The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said two Kenyan pilots, two French citizens, one Belgian and one Bulgarian were kidnapped. It said there had been no contact with the kidnappers so far. Action Against Hunger said the two Kenyans were drivers, not pilots.

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