WFP Convoy Attacked in Somaliland

The World Food Program supports feeding programs in Somaliland, a territory in the Horn of Africa which the agency also uses as route to transport food to Somalia. Photo by: guuleed / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 guuleedCC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A World Food Program convoy traveling from Berbera in Somaliland to central Somalia was attacked by armed militia in Tukaraq, a town along the Somaliland-Puntland border. Somalilandpress says one militia member was killed and another was wounded by armed escorts of the aid convoy. No aid workers were reported killed or wounded.

The incident is the second attack on WFP trucks carrying aid from Somaliland for people in Somalia.

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