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Fears rise 4 abducted aid workers taken to Somalia

Saturday, June 30, 2012

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A police commander in Kenya says it's possible that armed attackers from Somalia who kidnapped four aid workers in a Kenyan refugee camp may have crossed back into Somalia.

Philip Ndolo said Saturday that the attackers abandoned the vehicle they commandeered on Friday not far from the Somali border, and that the gang could have crossed the border after walking about eight hours.

Ndolo said Kenyan security forces are still pursuing the kidnappers and hostages.

The armed attack happened Friday in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya with nearly 500,000 Somalis. A Kenyan driver was shot and killed in the attack.

Ndolo also said that the Norwegian Refugee Council had scheduled armed security to escort their convoy through the camp but decided in the end to travel without security.


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