2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia; said to be working on anti-piracy program

The United Nations mission in Somalia says gunmen inside an airport have shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Nicholas Kay, the U.N. representative to Somalia, said Monday the two were working in support of Somalia's aspiration for a peaceful and stable future.

The U.N. did not immediately release the nationalities of the two slain U.N. consultants.

A U.N. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information hadn't yet been made public said the two slain workers were working on a counter-piracy program and were looking at the financial flow of money related to Somalia's pirate attacks.


Straziuso reported from Nairobi, Kenya.