WFP aid killed, his cars hijacked in Somalia

"They (gunmen) opened fire and hijacked the official's car after killing him," a resident said.

WFP aid killed, his cars hijacked in Somalia

Gunmen killed a U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) worker on Thursday as his team distributed aid in Somalia's anarchic capital Mogadishu, the second staff member murdered this week.

Resident Halima Ahmed told Reuters the attackers struck as the WFP team handed out supplies in the area, which is 10 kms (6 miles) north of the city.

"They opened fire and hijacked the official's car after killing him. They also took guns from his bodyguards," she said.

Hijacking cars are common in Somalia.

"Gunmen shot and killed a staff member, the second in three days, as they carried out food distribution at Daynile," said Peter Smerdon, WFP spokesman in Kenya.

A WFP food monitor was shot dead on Tuesday by masked gunmen at a school near a town in the southwestern region of Gedo.

Reuters
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