Witness: British aid worker abducted in Somalia – The Associated Press

October 15, 2010

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A witness says masked gunmen have abducted a British aid worker and a Somali from a compound in western Somalia.

Moalim Bashir says that he did not know who had taken the two men from the town of Adado on Thursday evening, near the border with Ethiopia. He said Friday that tensions in the town were high as a militia was massing to the south and might attempt to try to take the town from those currently in control.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Somalia. Most people are usually free after a ransom is paid.

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