UN food aid agency staffer killed in Somalia

October 18th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Mogadishu, Oct 18 (DPA) A senior official of the UN food aid agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), has been gunned down by an unidentified assailant in Somalia, witnesses said Saturday.Abdi Naser Aden Musse was attacked while he was coming out a mosque in the southern Somali town of Merka late Friday, Mumin Abdirahman, a local resident told DPA. Merka is about 100 km from the capital Mogadishu.

The WFP official sustained several bullet wounds in the chest and head in the attack, he said.

“He died in the hospital from his injuries. I saw him with a pool of blood in all parts of his chest,” Abdirahman added.

Two days before, Hassan Mustafow, the Somali head of Water For Life, an Italian non-governmental organisation, escaped a kidnapping attempt in Merka. But his driver was killed during the shoot-out.

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