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Aid worker killed in Somalia

Aid worker killed in Somalia

The head of a Somali aid agency says a gunman shot dead a Somali woman employee in the latest of a string of attacks on the humanitarian community.
Ali Sheik says Duniya Sheik Daud was killed Saturday evening as she returned from work at the Iida organization in the central Somali town of Gurilel. Their organization campaigns for women's rights and against female genital mutilation but it was unclear who was behind the attack.
Fifteen aid workers have been killed so far this year. Several factions in Somalia's chaotic civil war stand to gain from the attacks. The impoverished Horn of Africa nation has not had a functioning government since warlords overthrew a socialist dictator in 1991.


Updated : 2021-01-21 20:54 GMT+08:00