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Officials:Egyptian abducted in Somalia's northwest

Officials:Egyptian abducted in Somalia's northwest

Officials say gunmen have abducted an Egyptian teacher in Somalia's northwestern breakaway republic.
Senior government official Jama Abdullahi says the kidnappers armed with pistols stopped Mohamed Mustafa Ibrahim and bundled him into a car late Tuesday as he went to a mosque in the town of Burao.
It is unclear why Ibrahim was kidnapped or who abducted him.
Burao is the second largest town in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland.
Somaliland police chief Ahmed Saqadhe Dubad said Wednesday that his officers are searching for the kidnappers.
Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 but hasn't received international recognition. It has been relatively peaceful, avoiding the anarchy of the rest of Somalia.


Updated : 2021-04-17 13:27 GMT+08:00