Two UN workers kidnapped in Somalia, report says
(dpa) - Unidentified armed men kidnapped two foreign United Nations relief workers in lawless Somalia, local media reported Tuesday.
The attack in Somalia's southern region saw the two Food and Agriculture Organization's employees wounded, Shabelle news agency reported, adding that the two were British and Kenyan.
The UN's Somalia division in neighbouring Kenya did not confirm the incident but said it was investigating.
Shabelle said the attackers took the UN workers' car after they opened fire on it.
Heavily-armed warlords rule much of anarchic Somalia, despite the presence of a weak transitional government, and few foreigners live in the Horn of Africa country.
Three workers from the French charity MSF were killed in an explosion earlier this year, which prompted the agency to withdraw all its staff in February.