October 13th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Aid workers abducted in Kenyan refugee camp

Gunmen abducted two workers from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres from the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya Thursday, agency staff told CNN.

The two women from Spain were part of the international staff working for MSF, also known by its English name, Doctors Without Borders, an MSF staff member said.

The attack took place in a new camp known as Ifo 3, the staffer said. He said the two women as well as their pickup were missing. The driver was shot in the neck.

A Spanish Foreign Ministry spokesman in Madrid confirmed the kidnapping. He said the women worked in logistics for the agency, but would not provide their identities or further details about the incident. He said their families have been informed.

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  1. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Wow. So why would anyone volunteer for famine relief in the horn of Africa? Great work, psychos, you probably condemned a number of your own nation's children to death by starvation.

    October 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pest ConTroll

      Sounds like a great job for Philip.

      October 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Now, what on earth would be the purpose of this crime?

    Doctors Without Borders is such a worthy organization, and violence such as this would certainly make *me* want to re-think my choice to go over there, if I were involved.

    Go ahead, shoot yourself in the foot.
    No one will be there to treat you...

    October 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    Someone paid for their college. Might pay for their release..

    October 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |