유엔은 소말리아 남부에서 스웨덴과 덴마크 출신 유엔 요원 2명이 납치됐다고 밝혔습니다.
목격자들은 이슬람 무장세력이 28일 후두르 마을을 공격해 유엔 지뢰제거국을 위해 일하던 두 사람을 납치했다고 말했습니다.
마을 주민들은 저항세력이 또한 소말리아 구호 요원 한 명도 납치했다고 말했습니다. 주민들은 저항세력과 정부군 사이의 전투로 1명이 사망하고 적어도 다른 1 명이 부상했다고 말했습니다.
United Nations officials say two U.N. workers, one from Sweden and one from Denmark, have been kidnapped in southern Somalia.
Witnesses say Islamist insurgents attacked the town of Hudur today (Saturday) and abducted the two men, who work for a U.N. mine-clearing service.
Residents of the town say the insurgents also kidnapped a Somali aid worker. The residents say one person was killed and at least one other wounded in battles between the insurgents and government forces.
Kidnappings have been on the rise in Somalia, which has not had a stable central government in 17 years. Earlier this week, pirates seized four foreign tourists in the Puntland region, while gunmen south of Mogadishu seized the head of local operations for the U.N. refugee agency.
Hostages are generally released alive in exchange for large ransoms.