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Foreign Secretary condemns murder of UN staff in Somalia

Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned the brutal murders of two UN officials, one British, in Somalia.

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The Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

It is with deep regret that I can confirm the murder of a British national and a colleague today at Galkayo Airport in the Puntland region of Somalia. I condemn these brutal murders in the strongest terms and offer my deep condolences to both families.

Both were working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to help deliver a better future for Somalia. I urge the Somali authorities to urgently investigate these murders, so as to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Published 7 April 2014