Somali Rebels Raid International Aid Agency Offices

    Islamist insurgents raided the offices of Save The Children and the World Health Organization in western Somalian city of Beledweyn,

    reports. The rebels, indentified to be from the Shebab and Hezb al-Islam groups, took weapons and computers from the agency's offices. Some international aid workers of Save the Children were also reportedly taken. Shebab rebels have been routinely raiding offices of humanitarian agencies, accusing them of spying against the insurgents, AFP noted.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.