Gunmen take 4 aid workers near Kenya-Somali border

October 13, 2011 - 8:20 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Security officials in Kenya say gunmen have seized two international and two Kenyan aid workers from the world's largest refugee camp.

Kenyan police chief Leo Nyongesa said authorities are following the kidnappers by road and air, and that the Kenya-Somalia border has been closed.

A youth leader in the Dadaab refugee camp, Baijo Mohamed, said the two kidnapped foreign aid workers are with Doctors Without Borders. Mohamed said their Kenyan driver was shot in the neck.

A Doctors Without Borders spokeswoman said she couldn't immediately comment.

Thursday's attack follows the recent kidnappings of a British tourist and a Frenchwoman from Kenyan resorts near the Somali border.