(MENAFN - Arab News) Mogadishu: two un workers a briton and a frenchman were shot dead on monday as they disembarked from a plane at an airport in galkayo central somalia officials and witnesses said
United nations sources confirmed the two men were international consultants with the un office on drugs and crime (unodc). britain's foreign office confirmed one was a briton and sources identified the second victim as a frenchman
'two white men have been shot inside the airport as they got off a plane" local security official mohamed mire said. an airport official said the attacker was dressed in a police uniform
'one of them died inside the airport and the other one was rushed to hospital where he later died of the injuries. both of them were white men" said witness hassan ahmed
Galkayo is situated 575 kilometers north of the capital mogadishu and lies on the border with the northern breakaway state of puntland. un security in galkayo which is outside of effective central government control is normally extremely tight
Unodc efforts to combat piracy in puntland have included the construction of a new prison in the state capital garowe. the prison takes in pirates who have been sentenced in other countries in the region notably the seychelles.