Twenty-five breakaway Somali soldiers carrying heavy weapons have hijacked two UN World Food Program trucks north of the capital.

UN food convoys hijacked in Somalia

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 UN food convoys hijacked in Somalia
Bandits have hijacked 45 UN WFP trucks since the beginning of this year.

Twenty-five breakaway Somali soldiers carrying heavy weapons have hijacked two UN World Food Program trucks north of the capital.

The soldiers attacked the trucks on a road which connects the northern city of Jowhar to the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, Press TV correspondent reports.

Since the beginning of this year, bandits have hijacked 45 aid trucks working for the UN World Food Program. Twenty-three drivers are still missing.

WFP officials say they are cutting in half their food deliveries to refugee camps because they’re unable to find enough drivers willing to make the dangerous trips.

Aid agencies have complained that violence in Somalia, including attacks on humanitarian workers, has restricted access to victims.

Source Press TV

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