Islamists Murder Head of Food Distribution Charity With Rocket Propelled Grenade
Islamists killed the head of a humanitarian agency this week in Somalia. His car was hit with a rocket propelled grenade.
Somali Islamist militants have killed the head of a food distribution charity in central Somalia, a pro-government militia said on Friday, the latest blow to the relief effort in the famine-hit country.
“The rebels killed Abdikarim Hashi Kediye, the head of Towfiq … and his driver yesterday afternoon between Dusamareb and Guriel,” Sheikh Abdullahi Sheikh Abu Yusuf, the spokesman of the Ahlu Sunna militia group told Reuters on Friday.
He said the rebels had used a rocket propelled grenade.
Towfiq’s coordinator Abdullahi Mohamud Yaardi vowed to continue the group’s humanitarian work in Somalia’s Galgadud region, but the attack underscored the perilous conditions aid workers face in the anarchic country.
On Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) suspended food distribution to more than 1.1 million people in southern and central Somalia after the insurgents held up convoys carrying emergency food relief.