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Aid workers from Kenya camp seized near Somali border

Gunmen have kidnapped two Spanish doctors working for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) near Kenya's border with Somalia.

The two were seized from the Dadaab refugee camp, which houses hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing famine in the Horn of Africa.

Their Kenyan driver was injured and is now in hospital.

The BBC's Nawaz Shah, in Nairobi, said the vehicle used to transport the kidnapped women had now been found abandoned in Somalia, but it remained unclear who was behind the attack.

  • 13 Oct 2011
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