Somali gunmen kidnap two people
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Gunmen kidnapped a US aid worker and her Danish colleague yesterday in Somalia.
The 60-year-old Danish man and 30-year-old American woman were working for the Danish Demining Group near the northern town of Galkayo when they were seized.
The kidnapping comes just weeks after the abduction of two women working for Médecins Sans Frontières from a refugee camp in neighbouring Kenya, as well as the kidnapping of two European tourists from Kenya's coast. Somali gunmen were suspected of carrying out those attacks.
Kenya has sent 1,600 troops into southern Somalia to attack militants from al-Shabaab, a Somali Islamist group, in response to those kidnappings. It is not clear whether the militants are responsible for the abductions.
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Floyd Mayweather's mouthguard costs $25,000 - enough to fly to Las Vegas and back 18 times
- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
Which country would be hardest to invade?
Morgan Freeman on the riot-focused coverage of the Baltimore protests: 'F**k the media'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
Nepal earthquake: Many survivors receiving no help despite relief effort
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
£28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Digital Marketing Cons...
£16640 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Assistant Stores Keeper is r...
£16000 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Developer required to join a bu...