Militants abduct five aid workers in Somalia


Suspected Al-Shabab militants have kidnapped five aid workers in southern Somalia in the latest series of abduction in the Horn of African nation, official said on Friday.

Mohamed Aflow, Director of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in Bay region, confirmed the abduction of the Somali Red Crescent Society workers on Friday.

Aflow told journalists in Baidoa, capital of Bay region, that the aid workers were distributing nutrition supplies in Busle village on the outskirts of Baidoa when they were kidnapped by the militants.


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