April 20, 2015 / 8:47 AM / 4 years ago

Four UNICEF staff killed in Somalia attack, four wounded

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Four United Nations Children’s Fund staff members were killed on Monday when al Shabaab militants bombed a U.N. minivan in Somalia, and four were seriously wounded, UNICEF said.

“The IED (improvised explosive device) attack occurred when the staff were travelling from their guest house to the office, normally a three minute drive,” UNICEF said in a statement.

UNICEF Spokesman James Elder said the staff were from a range of countries but their nationalities would not be immediately released as the families were being contacted.

Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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