Gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, have killed the head of the U.N. Development Program for Somalia.
Ali Ahmed was shot dead Sunday as he left a Mogadishu mosque. Witnesses
say another man also was wounded in the attack. No one has claimed
Attacks on aid workers and other officials are
common in Somalia, where Islamist insurgents are fighting the
Ethiopian-backed interim government. On Saturday, a land mine killed a
Mogadishu city official and at least three security guards.
has not had a fully functioning central government since 1991, when
warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre and turned on each other.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.