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Official: Gunmen attack aid convoy in Kenyan camp, kidnap int'l, local aid workers to Somalia

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 file photo, parts of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, are seen from a helicopter in northern Kenya. Security officials in Kenya say attackers ambushed a convoy of aid workers Friday, June 29, 2012 at Dadaab near the Somali border and kidnapped international and Kenyan workers. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
June 29, 2012 - 6:35 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya - Security officials in Kenya say attackers ambushed a convoy of aid workers at a refugee camp near the Somali border and kidnapped international and Kenyan workers.

A police official, Philip Ndolo, said gunmen attacked a two-car convoy from the Norwegian Refugee Council before noon on Friday. Ndolo said four international workers and one Kenyan driver were kidnapped and being driven toward the Somali border.

Somali gunmen have crossed the border into Dadaab and carried out several attacks over the last year, including kidnappings.

A Norwegian Refugee Council official in Norway said he was trying to obtain accurate information on the attack and couldn't immediately comment.

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