German NGO worker abducted in Somalia

Other News Materials 12 February 2008 16:42 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - A German aid organization reported Tuesday that one of its workers had been abducted in Somalia.

German Agro Action, known in German as Welthungerhilfe, provided no details of the abduction.

A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said it was investigating reports it had received concerning the abduction but could provide no details.

Parts of Somalia have been in a state of civil war for more than a decade.

Last year, Ethiopian troops toppled a government and established a Transitional Federal Government that holds sway only in a small region.

Aid organization workers have suffered repeated attacks in recent months, and several non-governmental organizations have withdrawn their staff.